US, Russia seal Syria cease-fire, new military partnership

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia working in lockstep against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria. A rejuvenated truce that will compel President Bashar Assad's air and ground forces to pull back. New flows of badly needed humanitarian aid.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press, JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

Appeals court blocks proof-of-citizenship voting requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form.

  • Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

23 dead in explosion and fire at Bangladesh factory

NEW DELHI (AP) — A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 workers and injuring dozens, officials said.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Official: Police chief investigated for illegal gun sales

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police chief killed himself soon after learning that authorities were investigating allegations he illegally sold city-owned firearms, including an assault rifle, a sheriff's official said Friday.

  • Written by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press, REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

California prosecutor to charge 7 officers in sex scandal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seven current and former San Francisco Bay Area police officers will be charged in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager who was later arrested in Florida in an unrelated assault case, a prosecutor said Friday.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press