Pope had message of love for Mexico, tough love for powerful

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up a five-day visit to Mexico with a message of love and compassion for the people of Mexico and the migrants who pass through it on their way to the United States. For their political and religious leaders, the trip was more a lesson in tough love.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press PETER ORSI, Associated Press

Obama to raise human rights during historic trip to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday he'll raise human rights issues and other U.S. concerns with Cuban President Raul Castro during a history-making visit to the communist island nation.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

How Apple ended up in the government's encryption crosshairs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the maker of trend-setting gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, Apple has changed the way people use technology in their daily lives. Now, after positioning itself as a champion of privacy, the tech giant has sparked a potentially momentous conflict with the federal government over encryption.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers

Turkey blames Kurdish rebels, Syria for Ankara attack

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey blamed Kurdish militant groups at home and in neighboring Syria on Thursday for a deadly suicide bombing in Ankara and vowed strong retaliation for the attack — a development that threatens to further complicate the Syria conflict.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Waitress accused of spiking co-worker's drink with meth

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A waitress has been arrested on charges that she spiked a co-worker's drink with methamphetamine during their late-night shift at a Waffle House in northern Georgia, causing the drugged man to be hospitalized in a comatose state.