Judge found Iowa police slaying suspect exploited, hit mom

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man charged in the killings of two police officers was facing intense money problems, had been found by a judge to hit and financially exploit his mother and was ordered to move out of her basement hours before the shootings.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Heavy fighting in Mosul as IS hits tank during Iraqi assault

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Heavy fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul on Friday as Iraqi special forces launched an assault deeper into the urban areas of the city and swung round to attack Islamic State militants from a second entry point, to the northeast.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

China says new rocket brings space station plans closer

BEIJING (AP) — China's plans for a permanent space station remain firmly on track with the successful launch of its new heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket that will enable ambitious future missions, including a planned trip to Mars.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Police, protesters clash in Indonesian capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police in the Indonesian capital have clashed with hard-line Muslim protesters refusing to disperse after a massive protest Friday to demand the arrest of the city's minority-Christian governor for alleged blasphemy.

  • Written by NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press

UK's May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought Friday to reassure European Union leaders that her timetable for Britain to leave the EU remains intact despite a court ruling requiring lawmakers to have more of a say in the next step towards Brexit.

  • Written by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press