Syrian gov't team joins Geneva talks amid Aleppo fighting

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government delegation arrived in Geneva on Friday to join a new round of U.N.-mediated peace talks underway with an umbrella opposition group that seeks to find a resolution to the country's five-year civil war.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Microsoft suit is latest tech clash with US over privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As we live more of our lives online, the companies we trust with our digital secrets are increasingly clashing with authorities who want access to the messages, pictures, financial records and other data we accumulate in electronic form.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Japan earthquake: 'I thought I was going to die'

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — A still shocked resident from a town in southern Japan recounted his terror the previous night as he examined the damage Friday from a powerful earthquake that brought down buildings and left nine people dead.

  • Written by EMILY WANG, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Michigan to urge toughest lead-test rules in US

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would have the toughest lead-testing rules in the nation and require the replacement of all underground lead service pipes in the state under a sweeping plan Gov. Rick Snyder and a team of water experts will unveil Friday in the wake of Flint's water crisis.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

Indian capital starts restricting cars to clear air

NEW DELHI (AP) — The New Delhi government on Friday began a second round of two-week car restrictions to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.

  • Written by RISHABH R. JAIN, Associated Press NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press