Group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water

HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave Thursday afternoon, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be.

  • Written by CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies

SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press

In police cases, black activists push reforms outside court

BALTIMORE (AP) — Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of a man who was injured in the back of a police van was convicted.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press

West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel

AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu's newly-expanded hard-line government.

  • Written by TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press