As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

  • Written by By AMY FORLITI , Associated Press

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.

  • Written by By MELISSA DANIELS , Associated Press

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ , Associated Press

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City.

  • Written by By BERNARD CONDON , AP Business Writer