Judge won't throw out ruling explaining Arpaio's conviction


PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman's request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained her reasoning in finding him guilty of a crime.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego


SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria


RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition.

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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa


BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press