Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Written by IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

Grand jury: Lawyer backed use of wrong drug in execution try

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The top lawyer for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin urged prison officials to go forward with a planned execution even though they received the wrong drug, telling a deputy attorney general to "Google it" to confirm it could be used, a grand jury said in a report Thursday.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

Japan officials express heartbreak at death, US man's arrest

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister expressed his "strong indignation" Friday after an American working on a U.S. military base in Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of a woman who disappeared last month.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

San Francisco police chief out after yet another shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The death of a young black woman in a stolen car proved to be the last in a series of shootings and racially tinged scandals that finally led to the resignation of San Francisco's police Chief Greg Suhr.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

Taiwan installs 1st woman president amid tension with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan inaugurated Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy.

  • Written by RALPH JENNINGS, Associated Press JOHNSON LAI, Associated Press