Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Georgia prison escapees reach end of their road in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The end of the road for two inmates sought in the killings of their guards on a Georgia prison bus turned out to be the driveway of a homeowner in rural Tennessee, who held them at gunpoint until reinforcements arrived.

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  • Written by By KATE BRUMBACK and ERIK SCHELZIG , Associated Press

Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a stunning move that gives it hundreds of stores across the U.S. — a brand-new laboratory for radical retail experiments that could revolutionize the way people buy groceries.

  • Written by ANICK JESDANUN , AP Technology Writer

Should 16- and 17-year-olds be prosecuted as adults?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When potential employers conduct a background check on Olivia Brown, they see a 17-year-old who was cited for assault and having a weapon on school grounds — both misdemeanors from when she pepper-sprayed a girl during a fight at school last year.

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  • Written by By CHRISTINA SANDIDGE , Associated Press