Life of former WWE star Chyna marked by success, struggles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After graduating college in 1992, Joan Marie Laurer took odd jobs, entered fitness contests and eventually trained to become a flight attendant. Then she discovered the athleticism and theatricality of the mostly male pro-wrestlers on TV and decided she, too, could leap from the turnbuckles.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Ready, set, think! Mind-controlled drones race to the future

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wearing black headsets with tentacle-like sensors stretched over their foreheads, the competitors stare at cubes floating on computer screens as their small white drones prepare for takeoff.

  • Written by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press

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