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

Feds indict 46 in mob sweep, including reputed Philly boss

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring that the Mafia is not just the stuff of movie scripts, federal prosecutors charged nearly four dozen people Thursday with being part of an East Coast crime syndicate, including an old-school mobster in New York and a reputed mob chieftain in Philadelphia who has been pursued by the government for decades.

  • Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

14 killed, 16 injured in rebel attack in India's Assam state

GAUHATI, India (AP) — At least 14 people were killed and 16 others injured Friday after rebels opened fire in a crowded market in Assam state in India's remote northeast, officials said.

  • Written by WASBIR HUSSAIN, Associated Press

Fugitive hid for decades by settling in quiet town

REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man on the run for 40 years after a deadly attack in Florida evaded capture in a mundane manner, according to authorities and friends: He got married, settled in this quiet town and ran a wallpaper store.

  • Written by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press