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  • Guardiola to face Messi and Barcelona in Champions League

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Pep Guardiola is headed home to visit Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates in the Champions League semifinals. The current Bayern Munich coach, who led Barcelona to 14 titles before heading…

  • Councilwoman’s bill seeks new rules for D.C. police

    WASHINGTON — A D.C. councilwoman is suggesting sweeping changes she says will reform the Metropolitan Police Department and give people greater confidence in the criminal justice system. The Police and Criminal Discovery Reform Amendment Act of…

  • IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

    CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though it offered no…

  • French far-right party founder urges daughter to change name

    PARIS (AP) — The founder of France’s far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has decried the decision to suspend his membership in the party and the attempts to take away his title of honorary president…

  • Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in…

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PORTRAITS OF TEXAS GUNMEN EMERGE One of the suspects had been on the FBI radar for years…

  • Greek police: body of murdered 4-year-old can never be found

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Tuesday the body of a 4-year-old Bulgarian girl believed to have been killed by her father will likely never be found due to the gruesome way in which…

  • Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

    ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) — It’s the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country’s intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get…

  • Turkey investigates reports over ruined ancient mosaics

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says Turkey’s Culture Ministry has launched an inquiry following reports that priceless ancient mosaics had been ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey.…

  • Jindal book on lessons of history coming in October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, has a book coming out in October. Threshold Editions announced Tuesday that Jindal has a deal with the publisher for “American…

  • Thai police find new trafficker camps; crackdown intensifies

    PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police found two more camps Tuesday believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand — one recently abandoned and the other containing a buried skeleton — days after…

  • Burundi court validates president’s third term bid

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi’s constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president’s controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it…

  • China warns teacher who let student hold parasol for her

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese education officials say a grade school teacher has been admonished for letting a pupil hold a parasol for her after photos of the incident drew overwhelming criticism on social media. The…

  • Lawyers to make final arguments in Cleveland officer’s trial

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of a Cleveland patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire. Michael…

  • Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy

    ROME (AP) — The Save the Children aid group reported another Mediterranean migrant tragedy Tuesday, with survivors saying “dozens” of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned as a rescue…