B-52s, Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford to honor songwriters

NEW YORK (AP) — Presentations and performances from the B-52s, Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford and Sister Sledge will be featured at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner in New York City on June 9.


Obama to address Air Force grads amid uncertainty on US role

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama is giving his final commencement speech to U.S. Air Force Academy graduates who are coming of age at a time of fresh global threats that seem to be pulling the U.S. back into conflicts with uncertain ends.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

First aid convoy since 2012 reaches Syrian suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — A besieged suburb of Syria's capital received humanitarian aid Wednesday for the first time since 2012, as the United Nations said it was looking into "every possible means" to reach besieged Syrians now that a deadline set by world powers has passed.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press