Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash

BERLIN (AP) — After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he got in trouble for refusing federal orders to move a Ten Commandments monument.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

North Dakota tavern takes trademark as North American center

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crediting "barstool science," a small-town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America after snatching the title from a nearby city that allowed its trademark to lapse.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Volkswagen reaches $1.2B settlement with dealers in scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal.