WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was walking across the sun-splashed airport tarmac in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017 when the Israeli leader playfully warned his...
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah is set to return for Liverpool's last Premier League game as the team looks to win the English top-flight title for the first time since 1990.
The Latest: Quito arrest part of Assange probe
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local):
Friends of a Swedish software developer arrested in Ecuador as part of a...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin demanded Thursday that federal military officials review Wisconsin National Guard protocols for reporting and...
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Captain Greig Laidlaw was dropped by Scotland coach Gregor Townsend while flyhalf Finn Russell passed concussion protocols to start against Wales in Six Nations rugby on...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States on Monday put an end to a dispute with the European Union over diplomatic protocol and lauded the 28-nation bloc as "one of America's most valuable...
North Macedonia notifies the world about its new name
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The foreign ministry of newly renamed North Macedonia says it has formally informed the United Nations, U.N. member states and international bodies that its new name has come into effect under a historic deal to end a long dispute with neighboring Greece.
The ministry said in a press release late Thursday it submitted relevant notes to "the United Nation's Protocol, member and observer states, and to all international, multilateral and regional organizations."
Lawmaker throws ink, disrupts Albania parliament session
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament on Thursday suspended a session on neighbor North Macedonia's accession to NATO after an opposition lawmaker threw ink at the prime minister.
Lawmakers were to vote to ratify North Macedonia's NATO accession. But the session was disrupted when Lulzim Basha, main opposition center-right Democratic party leader, harshly criticized the leftist government for corruption.
Western NY to treat opioid overdoses as crime scenes
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York have a new an initiative to track opioid overdoses and treat them as crime scenes.
U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr., Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and other officials announced the new protocols on Wednesday.
Officers who respond to an opioid overdose will log certain evidence into a law enforcement database.
Macedonia takes big NATO membership step as key text signed
BRUSSELS (AP) — The small Balkan country of Macedonia took a big step Wednesday toward becoming the 30th member of NATO, the world's biggest military alliance.
Greece to ratify Macedonia’s NATO membership this week
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is set to ratify Macedonia's accession agreement with NATO this week after the two countries reached a historic agreement to normalize relations.
The alliance's 29 members plan Wednesday to sign Macedonia's accession protocol, which must then be ratified by each country individually before taking effect.
In Athens, Greek parliamentary Speaker Nikos Voutsis said a ratification bill would be submitted Thursday and voted on Friday.
Macedonia’s leader hopes EU membership talks start in June
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Macedonia's prime minister says he hopes his country can launch membership talks with the European Union in June now that an agreement to end a dispute with Greece has been ratified.
Zoran Zaev negotiated a deal with his Greek counterpart last year that called for Macedonia to be renamed North Macedonia in return for Greece lifting objections to its neighbor joining NATO and the EU.
NATO to sign Macedonia accession protocol next week
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia will sign an accession protocol with NATO on Wednesday under its new name North Macedonia after parliaments in the tiny Balkan country and its southern neighbor Greece ratified a historic name change deal.
Greece to ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession in ‘coming days’
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will bring Macedonia's NATO accession agreement to parliament for ratification "in the coming days," the government spokesman said Thursday, which will bring into effect the change of the country's name to North Macedonia.
Pope lowers expectations for next month’s sex abuse summit
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to lower expectations from his big sex abuse prevention summit next month.
Francis told reporters returning from Panama on Sunday that he wants the Feb. 21-24 meeting to essentially be a catechism class for bishops about sex abuse. He said he wanted to sensitize church leaders around the globe to the pain of victims, instruct them how to investigate cases and develop general protocols for the entire hierarchy to use.
Pistons’ Drummond set for return from concussion protocol
DALLAS (AP) — A matchup of the NBA's top two rebounders is on with Detroit's Andre Drummond returning against DeAndre Jordan and the Dallas Mavericks after the Pistons big man missed three games while in the concussion protocol.
Drummond took a shot to the nose in a win over Miami a week ago and missed games against Sacramento, Washington and New Orleans. The visit to the Mavericks on Friday night wraps up a three-game trip.
ELN negotiator denies advance knowledge of Colombia attack
HAVANA (AP) — The head negotiator for Colombia's rebel National Liberation Army is denying advance knowledge of a bombing attack on a police academy that killed 21 people last week and is demanding that the Colombian government allow negotiators to return safely from Cuba.
Pablo Beltran, chief of the group's peace delegation, said his team was unaware the rebel army was planning the attack.
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MILAN (AP) — A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted.
Ex-judge: Romania ruling could collapse murder trials
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court ruling that Romanian prosecutors obtained evidence illegally could collapse murder and child pornography trials in the country, a top legal expert said Friday.
Romania: Ruling on intelligence pact puts trials in doubt
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that secret protocols between prosecutors and the country's domestic intelligence agency were unconstitutional.
The decision, reached in a 6-3 vote, could cause murder and corruption trials in which prosecutors have relied on evidence that was obtained under the agreement to collapse.
Macedonian PM: Greece’s turn to make history with name deal
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's prime minister says he expects Greece's parliament to do its part and ratify the deal changing his country's name to North Macedonia so it can soon join NATO.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told reporters in the capital of Skopje on Saturday that he expects neighboring Greece to be the first country to sign the accession protocol for Macedonia to become NATO's 30th member.
Customs officers searching more travelers’ devices
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.
The report made public Monday found there were 29,000 devices searched at a port of entry out of 397 million travelers to the U.S. in budget year 2017, up from 18,400 the year before from 390 million travelers.
Customs and Border Protection officials note it is less than 1 percent of all travelers.
Police officer in fatal crash placed on paid leave
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian while driving an unmarked police car in upstate New York has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Greece Police say Detective Kevin Klump will remain on leave for the next few days as part of standard protocol.
The 52-year-old woman was hit around 9 p.m. Saturday in Greece, about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) northwest of Rochester.
Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia amid Khashoggi protests
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a personal welcome Tuesday from Tunisia's president who greeted his guest at the airport after two days of protests in the capital that reflected international concern about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Wales: Halfpenny concussed by Kerevi shoulder charge
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny was concussed by a late shoulder charge from Australia center Samu Kerevi and following recovery protocols.
The Welsh Rugby Union on Monday confirmed Halfpenny's injury.
Kerevi smashed into Halfpenny in their test on Saturday in Cardiff, after the latter kicked to touch from inside his own 22. Referee Ben O'Keeffe took no action.
McCoy clears concussion protocol, expected to play vs Pats
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play Monday night against the AFC East rival New England Patriots.
McCoy was hurt when he landed on his head while being tackled along the sideline on Buffalo's second play from scrimmage in a 37-5 loss at Indianapolis last weekend.
McCoy has a team-leading 244 rushing yards and no touchdowns for the Bills (2-5). He ran for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns last season.
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The Latest: US Supreme Court rules in Tennessee execution
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's scheduled execution of Tennessee inmate Edmund Zagorski (all times local):
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection protocol and lifted a stay of execution ordered by a lower court because of inadequate counsel, clearing the way for the execution of Edmund Zagorski.
Bolton: US leaving protocol to Vienna Convention
Bolton: US leaving protocol to Vienna Convention
Concussion protocol applied correctly to Patriots’ Chung
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL and the Players Association say that concussion protocol guidelines were applied appropriately to Patriots safety Patrick Chung during New England's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 16.
The league and NFLPA released a joint statement Thursday saying it conducted interviews with all involved parties and reviewed game footage to make their determination.
Shaw back at Man United after head knock on England duty
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Luke Shaw has returned to Manchester United for further assessment after losing consciousness following a bang to his head during England's match against Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.
England coach Gareth Southgate says the defender will follow concussion protocols and be inactive for seven days "but he should be back in the fold as soon as that's done."
US Open to AP: Umpire at Kyrgios match will keep working
NEW YORK (AP) — The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a second-round match will continue to officiate during the U.S. Open.
A "comprehensive review conducted by a number of tournament officials" determined that chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani's mid-match chat with Kyrgios went "beyond our protocol," U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier told The Associated Press on Friday.
Johnny Manziel out of concussion protocol
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel is out of the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol and is expected to back up Antonio Pipkin in the Montreal Alouettes' game Friday night at Ottawa.
Manziel was cleared to come off concussion protocol Tuesday. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has missed two games after taking a hard hit at the goal line in his second game with Montreal following a trade with Hamilton.
Johnny Manziel placed under concussion protocol by Alouettes
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol Wednesday.
The Montreal Alouettes quarterback was hit at the goal line last weekend, leading to a fumble that a teammate recovered for a touchdown in a 24-17 loss at Ottawa. Manziel completed the game, but missed practices Tuesday and Wednesday as the team prepares to play at Edmonton on Saturday night.
Lone Bear family wants missing person protocol for tribes
NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The family of an American Indian woman whose body was found in a lake nine months after she went missing wants to help develop a missing-person protocol for tribes.
Olivia Lone Bear, 32, of New Town, disappeared from the Fort Berthold Reservation in October. Her body was found this month in a pickup truck pulled from Lake Sakakawea. The FBI is investigating what happened to the mother of five children.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Nevada's plan for its first execution since 2006 (all times local):
Nevada prison officials plan to substitute one sedative for another, and use two other drugs never before used in executions when the state conducts its first execution in 12 years. The lethal injection is set for July 11.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on plans for Nevada's first execution in 12 years (all times local):
An advocate says Nevada's governor or prisons chief should stop the planned execution next month of a death-row inmate until questions about the process and a never-before-used, three-drug cocktail are answered.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A human rights group on Tuesday criticized a phone tapping agreement between Romania's intelligence agency and the high court, saying it exposes ordinary citizens to potential abuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
Mike Smith knows the feeling. A headache. Maybe some dizziness.
As a younger jockey he got concussions, felt better and went back to riding.
"I've had several," Smith said. "It's just like you hit your head playing any sport."
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama must reveal details of its lethal injection procedure, a federal judge has ruled, granting the request of news organizations to unseal court records in the wake of an aborted execution.
U.S. Judge Karon O. Bowdre ruled Wednesday that the public has a "common law right of access to the sealed records relating to Alabama's lethal injection protocol."
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials were ordered Wednesday to release information about the state's lethal injection procedure as a federal judge granted news organizations' request to unseal records in the wake of an aborted execution.
Palestinian president hospitalized with fever
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said.
The 83-year-old Abbas has endured a series of recent health scares which have revived anxiety over who will succeed him.
A senior Abbas aide, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with protocol, said the Palestinian leader was diagnosed with a fever on Sunday.
A drug-testing officer has admitted he gave Kenyan runner Asbel Kiprop advance warning of a supposedly unannounced out-of-competition doping test, a clear violation of protocol that renews doubts about the reliability of anti-doping in the East African powerhouse of distance running.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Grab those nude stockings, ladies. You'll be at a royal wedding, after all.
While the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be a lower key affair than those of Will and Kate, guests at St. George's Chapel will still be expected to follow church and royal protocol, or at the very least basic British tradition, etiquette pros said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska filed a new lawsuit Monday to challenge the state's lethal injection protocol, arguing that officials adopted a flawed protocol last year without adequate public review.
The lawsuit seeks a judge's order to prevent the state from moving forward with executions until it enacts regulations that comply with state and federal laws, and provides opportunity for adequate input and review.