Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide guilty of manslaughter

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions of whether words can kill.

  • Written by By DENISE LAVOIE , AP Legal Affairs Writer

US keeps effort to shield young immigrants from deportation


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is leaving in place a program protecting hundreds of thousands young immigrants from deportation — one that President Donald Trump had pledged to eliminate.

  • Written by By ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87


BERLIN (AP) — Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died at 87.

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  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:


APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump's young presidency.

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  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press