Extremists in north Mali free Int'l Red Cross workers

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Islamic extremists in north Mali have freed three staffers with the International Committee of the Red Cross who were kidnapped last week, a spokesman for the organization said Friday.

  • Written by BABA AHMED, Associated Press

Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 2015 as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced Thursday to spend four months in jail.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

Cuban exiles to judge: Don't let Carnival discriminate

MIAMI (AP) — Two Cuban-American men are asking a Miami federal judge to guarantee they will not suffer discrimination on upcoming Carnival Corp. cruises to Cuba.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

AP Exclusive: US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the point of exposing "his crew to unnecessary risk," interfered with an inquiry into his actions and once slept drunk on a bench at a Dubai port, according to a naval investigation.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press