Detectives: Suspect in Florida mosque fire confessed

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online confessed to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended, and said he was embarrassed by the crime, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

8,000-year-old female figurine uncovered in central Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey's central province of Konya that an expert says is one of only handful of statuettes of the era ever found in one piece.


Lawyer: $1.9 million settlement in Sandra Bland lawsuit

HOUSTON (AP) — Relatives of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died last summer in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop, have reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful-death lawsuit, the family's attorney told a Houston television station Thursday.

  • Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways

DETROIT (AP) — Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer