Mexico’s rights agency says police killed 22 at ranch

Federal police killed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico’s human rights commission said Thursday.

Federal police killed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico’s human rights commission said Thursday.

Top Philippine communist leaders freed to join peace talks

Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders have walked out of a maximum security jail to join next week’s resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-raging rebellions.

Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders have walked out of a maximum security jail to join next week’s resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-raging rebellions.

China tightens control of online news after sensitive gaffes

The Chinese government is holding chief editors of news websites personally liable for content after several portals this year posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping.

The Chinese government is holding chief editors of news websites personally liable for content after several portals this year posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping.

Greek coast guard rescues dozens of migrants in southwest

Greece’s coast guard says it has rescued dozens of migrants whose boat ran aground on a deserted islet off the coast of southwestern Greece, hundreds of miles from the usual entry point of migrants into the European Union nation.

Greece’s coast guard says it has rescued dozens of migrants whose boat ran aground on a deserted islet off the coast of southwestern Greece, hundreds of miles from the usual entry point of migrants into the European Union nation.

Former chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Vessey dies at 94

Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 94.

Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 94.

Mexico’s rights body: Federal police executed 22 during raid

The government’s human rights agency is accusing federal police of executing at least 22 people during a confrontation with suspected cartel criminals last year and then rearranging the scene by moving bodies and planting guns to support the official v…

The government’s human rights agency is accusing federal police of executing at least 22 people during a confrontation with suspected cartel criminals last year and then rearranging the scene by moving bodies and planting guns to support the official version of the bloodshed.

Cubans, tourists bemoan trashing of island’s beaches

Hayde Lanza, her sister-in-law and their children left home in their swimsuits after breakfast, loaded with food, juice and bottled water.

Hayde Lanza, her sister-in-law and their children left home in their swimsuits after breakfast, loaded with food, juice and bottled water.

South Sudan government accused of recruiting child soldiers

South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document obtained by The Associated Press.

South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document obtained by The Associated Press.

Experts use drift modeling to define new MH370 search zone

Experts hunting for the missing Malaysian airliner are attempting to define a new search area by studying where in the Indian Ocean the first piece of wreckage recovered from the lost Boeing 777 — a wing flap — most likely drifted from after the disaster that claimed 239 lives, the new leader of the search said.

Experts hunting for the missing Malaysian airliner are attempting to define a new search area by studying where in the Indian Ocean the first piece of wreckage recovered from the lost Boeing 777 — a wing flap — most likely drifted from after the disaster that claimed 239 lives, the new leader of the search said.

Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emai…

A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law.

Trump says he regrets remarks that ’caused personal pain’

For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump acknowledged that his caustic comments may have caused people pain, saying that he regrets some of what he’s said “in the heat of debate.”

For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump acknowledged that his caustic comments may have caused people pain, saying that he regrets some of what he’s said “in the heat of debate.”

South Sudan government recruited child soldiers, UN says

South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document obtained by The Associated Press.

South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document obtained by The Associated Press.

Colombia rebels release video of politician held since April

Colombia’s second largest rebel group released the first proof-of-life video of a politician who handed himself over to the guerrillas to secure his brother’s release last April.

Colombia’s second largest rebel group released the first proof-of-life video of a politician who handed himself over to the guerrillas to secure his brother’s release last April.

Clinton’s foundation to alter donations policy if elected

Hillary Clinton’s family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election.

Hillary Clinton’s family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election.

2 Puerto Rico distributors settle in US toxic pesticide case

Two pesticide distributors in Puerto Rico have agreed to pay a $210,000 fine as part of a settlement with the federal government after they were accused of violating laws regarding a toxic pesticide that nearly killed a U.S. family in the neighboring U…

Two pesticide distributors in Puerto Rico have agreed to pay a $210,000 fine as part of a settlement with the federal government after they were accused of violating laws regarding a toxic pesticide that nearly killed a U.S. family in the neighboring U.S. Virgin Islands.

US says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners

The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.

The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.

Italy expels another imam to prevent radicalization

Italy has expelled a second imam within a week as it seeks to prevent extremist preachers from radicalizing others.

Italy has expelled a second imam within a week as it seeks to prevent extremist preachers from radicalizing others.

Mexico human rights commission finds arbitrary executions

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says it has concluded that 22 people were arbitrarily executed by federal police on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan last year.

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says it has concluded that 22 people were arbitrarily executed by federal police on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan last year.

Bomber detonates car in high-speed chase in Somali capital

Police say a car bomber has prematurely detonated an explosives-laden car during a high-speed chase in Somalia’s capital.

Police say a car bomber has prematurely detonated an explosives-laden car during a high-speed chase in Somalia’s capital.

Train station near Disneyland Paris evacuated

A train station close to Disneyland Paris has been evacuated following a warning about a suspicious package.

A train station close to Disneyland Paris has been evacuated following a warning about a suspicious package.

Germany: Dispute with suppliers disrupts VW production

A legal dispute with suppliers is causing disruption at Volkswagen production plants in Germany.

A legal dispute with suppliers is causing disruption at Volkswagen production plants in Germany.

Officials: US, Russia to seek Syria deal in Geneva next week

The United States and Russia will try again to stop Syria’s civil war and forge a new counterterrorism partnership when their top diplomats meet next week in Geneva, U.S. officials said Thursday.

The United States and Russia will try again to stop Syria’s civil war and forge a new counterterrorism partnership when their top diplomats meet next week in Geneva, U.S. officials said Thursday.

2 police face criminal probe in Taser death of ex-footballer

Britain’s police watchdog says two officers are under criminal investigation over the death of a former Premier League soccer player who was shot with a stun gun by police.

Britain’s police watchdog says two officers are under criminal investigation over the death of a former Premier League soccer player who was shot with a stun gun by police.

Medical aid group withdraws from north Yemen after attacks

Doctors Without Borders is withdrawing from northern Yemen due to what it calls “indiscriminate bombings and unreliable reassurances” from the Saudi-led coalition that’s fighting Shiite rebels in the country.

Doctors Without Borders is withdrawing from northern Yemen due to what it calls “indiscriminate bombings and unreliable reassurances” from the Saudi-led coalition that’s fighting Shiite rebels in the country.

France gives suspected Islamic extremist too much money in damages

The French Justice ministry says a suspected Islamic extremist has been mistakenly granted too much money in damages for being kept in custody before a judge eventually dismissed his case.

The French Justice ministry says a suspected Islamic extremist has been mistakenly granted too much money in damages for being kept in custody before a judge eventually dismissed his case.

3 die in icy Mont Blanc avalanche; bodies dug out with saws

Rescue workers have found the bodies of three alpinists buried in an avalanche of ice and snow near a summit of Mont Blanc and dug them out with chain saws and a backhoe, a mountain rescue chief said Thursday.

Rescue workers have found the bodies of three alpinists buried in an avalanche of ice and snow near a summit of Mont Blanc and dug them out with chain saws and a backhoe, a mountain rescue chief said Thursday.

UK nurse treated for Ebola accused of concealing temperature

A British nurse who developed Ebola working in Sierra Leone is facing disciplinary action over allegations she lied about her temperature during health checks on her return.

A British nurse who developed Ebola working in Sierra Leone is facing disciplinary action over allegations she lied about her temperature during health checks on her return.

Obama administration to end use of private prisons

The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.

The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.

Amtrak police chief under investigation for fraud, conflict

Amtrak’s inspector general has launched a fraud and conflict of interest investigation involving the system’s police chief.

Amtrak’s inspector general has launched a fraud and conflict of interest investigation involving the system’s police chief.

France gives suspected extremist too much money in damage

The French Justice ministry says a suspected Islamic extremist has been mistakenly granted too much money in damages for being kept in custody before a judge eventually dismissed his case.

The French Justice ministry says a suspected Islamic extremist has been mistakenly granted too much money in damages for being kept in custody before a judge eventually dismissed his case.

Greece returns 14 migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Greek authorities have returned to neighboring Turkey 14 migrants over the past two days, bringing to nearly 500 the total of people sent back under this year’s deal between the European Union and Turkey.

Greek authorities have returned to neighboring Turkey 14 migrants over the past two days, bringing to nearly 500 the total of people sent back under this year’s deal between the European Union and Turkey.

CERN officials investigate ‘spoof’ human sacrifice caught on video

Officials at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, said they’ve launched an internal investigation over a “spoof” video filmed on its campus appearing to mimic a human sacrifice.

Officials at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, said they’ve launched an internal investigation over a “spoof” video filmed on its campus appearing to mimic a human sacrifice.

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing in Turkey

A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a “bird strike” for the blaze.

A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a “bird strike” for the blaze.

Egypt sentences 418 for supporting banned Islamist group

An Egyptian military court has sentenced 418 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, mostly in absentia, to prison terms from two years to life imprisonment for involvement in violence at a police station in 2013.

An Egyptian military court has sentenced 418 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, mostly in absentia, to prison terms from two years to life imprisonment for involvement in violence at a police station in 2013.

Israel punishes troops who appeared to attack Palestinians

The Israeli military said Thursday it has disciplined three soldiers after a video emerged that seemed to show them hurling a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe in the northern West Bank.

The Israeli military said Thursday it has disciplined three soldiers after a video emerged that seemed to show them hurling a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe in the northern West Bank.

German leader Merkel: full veils an obstacle to integration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integration.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integration.

The Latest: Russia says it’s ready for 48-hour Aleppo truce

The Latest on the developments in Syria’s civil war (all times local): 5:20 p.m.

The Latest on the developments in Syria’s civil war (all times local): 5:20 p.m.

Irishman killed in shooting on Spanish island of Mallorca

Spanish police say an Irishman has been shot and killed on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

Spanish police say an Irishman has been shot and killed on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

Thai authorities issue 17 arrest warrants after bombings

Seventeen people detained after last week’s bombings and arsons in southern Thailand are being charged with belonging to a criminal gang, but authorities have not yet publicly linked them to the attacks that killed four people and wounded dozens.

Seventeen people detained after last week’s bombings and arsons in southern Thailand are being charged with belonging to a criminal gang, but authorities have not yet publicly linked them to the attacks that killed four people and wounded dozens.

Suicide bombers hit Libyan troops in Sirte, kill at least 10

Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Libya’s pro-government forces in the IS group’s former stronghold city of Sirte on Thursday, detonating two cars bombs that killed at least 10 troops, officials said.

Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Libya’s pro-government forces in the IS group’s former stronghold city of Sirte on Thursday, detonating two cars bombs that killed at least 10 troops, officials said.

Study finds ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin

Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.

Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.

Suicide bombers hit Libyan troops in Sirte, kill at least 8

Libya’s pro-government forces say suicide bombers detonated two cars near their forces in the Islamic State group’s former stronghold city of Sirte, killing at least eight.

Libya’s pro-government forces say suicide bombers detonated two cars near their forces in the Islamic State group’s former stronghold city of Sirte, killing at least eight.

At least 11 dead, more than 200 wounded in bombings targeting Turkish police

Three car bombings targeted a pair of police stations and a military vehicle in Turkey, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 219 others, while a village guard was also killed in a separate clash, officials said Thursday.

Three car bombings targeted a pair of police stations and a military vehicle in Turkey, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 219 others, while a village guard was also killed in a separate clash, officials said Thursday.

Rwandan police kill suspected extremist in firefight

Rwandan police say they killed a suspected extremist following a three-hour firefight in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday.

Rwandan police say they killed a suspected extremist following a three-hour firefight in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday.

Glass-coated kite string kills 3 people in India’s capital

Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring down the kites of rivals.

Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring down the kites of rivals.

CERN officials investigate ‘spoof’ sacrifice caught on video

Officials at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, say they’ve launched an internal investigation over a “spoof” video filmed on its campus appearing to mimic a human sacrifice.

Officials at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, say they’ve launched an internal investigation over a “spoof” video filmed on its campus appearing to mimic a human sacrifice.

Turkey requests extradition of 8 military staff from Greece

Greece has received an official extradition request from Turkey seeking the return of eight Turkish military personnel who fled to northern Greece by helicopter after an abortive coup in Turkey, the foreign and justice ministries said Thursday.

Greece has received an official extradition request from Turkey seeking the return of eight Turkish military personnel who fled to northern Greece by helicopter after an abortive coup in Turkey, the foreign and justice ministries said Thursday.