Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder

NEW YORK (AP) — A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, police say.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS , Associated Press

Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa community leaders say the acquittal of a white Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man ripped open a long-festering wound.


  • Written by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS , Associated Press

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West.


  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK and AMIR VAHDAT , Associated Press

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his "life's dream in public service."

  • Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS , Associated Press

US-Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing calls for a forceful response to violence on American soil by Turkish presidential guards who were briefly detained this week but then set free. The unseemly incident is adding to U.S.-Turkish tensions compounded by a spat over U.S. war strategy against the Islamic State group in Syria.


  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN and RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press