Obama: Islamic State likely to continue to threaten US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group will probably continue to be a threat to the U.S. even after it is ousted from key strongholds in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday, warning that lone-wolf believers will still be inspired to launch attacks that are harder to detect and prevent.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Jury: Ex-officer should serve 2 1/2 years for manslaughter

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A jury recommended 2 1/2 years in prison for a white former police officer convicted of voluntary manslaughter on Thursday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man who had been accused of shoplifting.

  • Written by BEN FINLEY, Associated Press

UN bungles response to Africa's yellow fever outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, yet when they asked country officials the following month what happened to the vaccines, they discovered that about 1 million doses had mysteriously disappeared.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG, Associated Press KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iranian propaganda video a concoction

EDITOR'S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figures

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Donald Trump is dramatically describing a video that he says shows the U.S. paying off Iran as part of a deal to release U.S. sailors from Iranian custody. There's no evidence such a tape exists.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Malaysia confirms Flight 370 course was on pilot's simulator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia acknowledged for the first time that one of the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had plotted a course on his home flight simulator to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

  • Written by EILEEN NG, Associated Press