'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years

This January 2002 photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Va. shows John Walker Lindh. Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free Thursday, May 23, 2019, after nearly two decades in prison. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP)

Authorities remain concerned about the threat possibly posed by a California man who became known as the American Taliban after he goes free

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

Authorities say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak

Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

In this May 15, 2019, photo, Axel, a vendor at an indoor electronics market, shows his dummy mobile phones which people buy in the case they are mugged and have to hand over their phones, in Mexico City. Axel, who asked for his last name not to be used for fear police accusing him of selling fake merchandise, said all of his customers know they are buying fakes. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones

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Lawyer, winemaker plead guilty in college admissions case

Gordon Caplan, center, arrives at federal court Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Boston, where he is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A New York lawyer and Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme

Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak to members of the news media after a classified briefing for members of Congress on Iran, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress Tuesday the U.S.'s recent actions deterred attacks on American forces

Washington is first state to allow composting of human bodies

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a law making his state the first to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains

Across U.S., activists protest new wave of abortion bans

Activists gather in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda to protest abortion bans happening in Utah and around the country Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. State law makers recently passed a ban on abortions after 18 weeks, but have agreed not to enforce the ban as a court challenge plays out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Abortion rights supporters are holding rallies at the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation to oppose the wave of tough abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states

Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek other views

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to a Montoursville, Pa., for a campaign rally, Monday, May 20, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With questions mounting over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress

Ukraine president, a former comedian, takes political stage in dramatic fashion

Ukrainian new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy gestures during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Television star Zelenskiy has been sworn in as Ukraine's next president after he beat the incumbent at the polls last month. The ceremony was held at Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Monday morning. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine's new leader has made a dramatic beginning to his presidency by dissolving the country's parliament

Ford cuts 7,000 white-collar jobs, says it will save $600M a year, position automaker for future

In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett prepares to address the media at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford is cutting about 7,000 white-collar jobs, which would make up 10 percent of its global workforce. The company has said it was undertaking a major restructuring, and on Monday, May 20, 2019,, said that it will have trimmed thousands of jobs by August. In a memo to employees, Monday, Hackett said the fourth wave of the restructuring will start on Tuesday, May 21, with the majority of cuts being finished by May 24. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Ford gets ready for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles, parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% of global salaried workforce

Top Senate Republican would raise minimum smoking age to 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Senate's top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21

5th migrant child dies after detention by Border Patrol

This May 20, 2019, photo shows the Border Patrol Station in Weslaco, Texas. The U.S. government says a 16-year-old from Guatemala died at the Border Patrol station, becoming the fifth death of a migrant child since December. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on May 13. The agency says the teenager was found unresponsive Monday morning during a welfare check. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)

The U.S. government says a 16-year-old teenager from Guatemala died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child apprehended by the government since December

Billionaire says he'll pay off student loans of entire college graduating class, estimated at $40M

Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta.  (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Billionaire technology investor shocks 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College, announcing at their commencement that he will pay off their students loans worth up to $40 million

In this wildly popular game, you kill a journalist: 'Make him famous in a different way'

The mobile game

The mission is called "Breaking News." It's the seventh mission in the game, and it comes after you've upgraded your sniper rifle to shoot at a distance of nearly 1,000 feet with accuracy.

Alaska man given Coast Guard medal 20 years after girl's rescue

Alaska man receives US Coast Guard's second-highest civilian honor for saving girl from drowning when they were both children more than 20 years ago

Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

Churchgoers pass a memorial wall following a dedication ceremony for a new sanctuary and memorial room at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, May 19, 2019. In 2017 a gunman opened fire at the church and killed more than two dozen congregants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A South Texas church where a gunman in 2017 opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants will unveil a new sanctuary and memorial room honoring the victims

Long gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

A line of cars spills on to the street as drivers wait to fill their tanks at a fuel station in Cabimas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation’s second-largest city, Maracaibo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

U.S. oil sanctions on Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo

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