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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week


Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

UN envoy: UN monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire

August trial set for fatal Florida parking dispute shooting

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction

Bomb plot foiled: Three men face felony conspiracy charges

NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing

Bomb plot foiled: Three men face felony conspiracy charges

Three men are facing felony conspiracy charges after their plan to blow up North Carolina's Alamance County Detention Center was foiled...


US couple accused of enticing Chinese into sex trafficking

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire husband and wife used a messaging system popular in China to entice women to come to the U.S. on tourist visas to serve in the sex industry in northern New England, according to court documents.


Priest criticized teenager who killed himself at funeral

TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit says it regrets that a priest officiating at a teen's funeral questioned whether he would get to heaven after killing himself.


NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Alabama, for testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon.


Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.


Brothers charged in death of man wrapped in duct tape

TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) — Two brothers have been indicted on charges that they suffocated a Louisiana man by wrapping him in duct tape.


California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old Cambodian refugee who killed a woman when he was 14 years old.


GOP candidate says he made decision to hire ballot operative

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The GOP candidate in a disputed North Carolina congressional race says it was his decision to hire an operative who is now a person of interest in an investigation into how absentee ballots were handled.


California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco.


The Latest: PG&E says it's acted to meet pipeline standards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California utility accused of falsifying records (all times local):


Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path said in a court filing Friday that they had learned the FBI had intercepted his communications, though it was unclear when that surveillance began.


Police want direct talk with missing Colorado woman's fiance

DENVER (AP) — An official leading the search for a missing Colorado woman urged her fiance to speak with investigators, saying Friday that police believe he is the last person to see the 29-year-old "face to face" since Thanksgiving.


Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men's prison.


Cow steals spotlight at student's graduation photo shoot

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot.


Report details firefighters' harrowing work in Paradise

On the first day fighting the deadly Northern California wildfire that destroyed the city of Paradise last month, a crew setting a back burn to stop the blaze was suddenly overrun by flames when erratic winds suddenly shifted.


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Turkey vows to keep striking PKK targets in Iraq
Slain US student texted friend about roommate's threat

Slain US student texted friend about roommate's threat

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

The Latest: Slain US student told friend of roommate threat

The Latest: Slain US student told friend of roommate threat

French hunt for possible accomplices of Strasbourg attacker

French hunt for possible accomplices of Strasbourg attacker

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

Lebanese minister presses for reforms after Moody's report
Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes
The Latest: Palestinian police end Hamas' West Bank protest

The Latest: Palestinian police end Hamas' West Bank protest

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

7 civilians, 4 combatants killed in Kashmir fighting
Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, saying he wants to end political impasse
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