Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Torrential rains pounded northern Louisiana for fourth day Friday, trapping several hundred people in their homes, leaving scores of roads impassable and causing widespread flooding.

  • Written by GERALD HERBERT, Associated Press BILL FULLER, Associated Press

Trump's rough handling of rally dissenters stirs questions

To Rakeem Jones, flanked on all sides by uniformed sheriff's deputies, it was more than just the shock of being ejected from a political rally for Donald Trump. The black man felt as if he was being transported back in time.

  • Written by ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump attacks damage chances of fair trial

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's ideas for punishing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl include that he "should have been executed," someone should "throw him out of a plane" without a parachute or he should be dropped in terrorist territory "before we bomb the hell out of ISIS."

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Trump, GOP rivals fight on _ but politely _ in late debate


MIAMI (AP) — Abandoning the nasty insults of past debates, Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned Thursday night's presidential face-off into a mostly respectful but still pointed discussion of Social Security, Islam, trade and more. Trump shook his head and declared at one point: "I can't believe how civil it's been up here."

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press

US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said in a court filing Thursday as part of the Justice Department's ongoing encryption dispute with Apple Inc.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press