Germany says it has obtained files on Islamic State members

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal criminal police said Thursday they are in possession of files containing personal data on members of the extremist Islamic State group and believe them to be authentic.

  • Written by DAVID RISING, Associated Press

Stronger US-Canada ties on menu for Trudeau-Obama talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military band played and the White House rolled out the red carpet Thursday for the first official visit in nearly two decades by a Canadian prime minister, a charismatic and youthful liberal leader intent on tight ties with the United States.

  • Written by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Who's best for Hispanics? Clinton, Sanders debate

MIAMI (AP) — Fighting for Florida and beyond, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled in an intense debate over who's the true friend of American Hispanics, trading accusations over guest worker programs "akin to slavery" and the embracing of "vigilantes" against immigrants.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press LISA LERER, Associated Press

More rain for an already soaked northern Louisiana

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Thousands had been evacuated by Thursday morning as a second round of rain hit an already inundated northern Louisiana, where flooding in some places was up to the rooftops and in others submerged cars, stranded families.

  • Written by GERALD HERBERT, Associated Press CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press

Conservative, liberal groups gear up for Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative and liberal groups are only beginning their battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, with a smattering of television ads and behind-the-scenes research serving as warning shots in what's sure to be an expensive fight that will color November's elections.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press