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Updated at 6:25 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) " Four Turkish academics are going on trial in Istanbul accused of spreading "terrorist propaganda" for signing a declaration denouncing the renewed conflict with Kurdish rebels. In a separate courtroom also Friday, the closed-door trial resumes for two prominent opposition journalists who are accused of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization for their reports on alleged government arms-smuggling to Syria, as Turkey continues to clamp down on dissenting...

Updated at 5:58 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) " When he went to the Chicago Cubs as part of a trade that included bonus slots for international players, Jake Arrieta was convinced he'd someday do great things. Three years later, he's celebrating no-hitter No. 2. And his...

Updated at 5:50 AM

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) " Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay down the deepest grooves this side of Sly and the Family Stone. But no one could mistake...

Updated at 5:38 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) " While the whole country is talking about the North Carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey shows one group that largely refuses to discuss it: the lawmakers who...

Updated at 5:34 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China's National Anti-Doping Agency says it is moving to fix problems at its testing laboratory that led the World Anti-Doping Agency to suspend it for a maximum period of four months. WADA said the suspension takes effect...

Updated at 3:28 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " After trademarking the name of current Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State has done the same with his predecessor Woody Hayes. The Columbus Dispatch (

Updated at 3:24 AM

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) " The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. Pemex raised the toll late Thursday from the...

Updated at 3:21 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million and make several policy concessions to settle a pair of major class-action lawsuits in two states that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees, both sides...

Updated at 3:06 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Police are seeking an Ohio man who's accused of stealing more than $2,500 in teeth whitening kits, and so far, has made a clean getaway. Officials say the 46-yeary-old suspect is accused of taking only Crest-brand...

Updated at 3:04 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal takes a key step toward entering into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

Updated at 2:52 AM

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) " The Latest on the death of pop superstar Prince (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Filmmaker Spike Lee drew a crowd of roughly 1,000 people for an impromptu street party in honor of Prince, presiding from the stoop...

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