'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star....

Quake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 120 hurt

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries....

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties....

Analysis: Trump's Sessions remarks show penchant for shaming

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump, and his remarks about Attorney General Jeff Sessions are the latest example of the ease with which the president is willing to air grievances about members of his team....

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America."...

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- She had no body to bury, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth....

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump - so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling brain cancer, the Arizona senator on Thursday lobbed a new attack at the White House over its Syria policy....

US says ban on lap

DALLAS (AP) -- The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security....

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service....

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The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- The Latest on O.J. Simpson's parole hearing (all times local):...

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star....

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist....

US says ban on lap

DALLAS (AP) -- The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security....

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump....

Ryan pitches tax reform at shoe factory as protesters gather

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday pitched Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code at a shoe factory, as demonstrators outside protested the GOP agenda of scrapping former President Barack Obama's health care law and tax cuts....

US buildings, NFL stadium check panels amid fears of fire

In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore's Inner Harbor that "soars 33 stories into the air."...

Family almost didn't go to creek before flooding killed 10

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) -- Maria Raya-Garcia almost didn't get the weekend off to celebrate her birthday beside a popular swimming hole in Arizona....

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture....

AG Sessions to talk sanctuary cities in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bringing the federal fight over so-called sanctuary cities to Philadelphia....

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Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view with his warning that special counsel Robert Mueller would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family's finances. But that's a line that Mueller seems sure to cross....

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump - so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling brain cancer, the Arizona senator on Thursday lobbed a new attack at the White House over its Syria policy....

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties....

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about the future of the nation's top prosecutor....

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis....

Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options even as the senator, in a tweet, promised his colleagues in Congress he'd "be back soon."...

Australia disappointed by delay in US refugee resettlement

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia was disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees would not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump's administration, an official said on Friday....

Analysis: Trump's Sessions remarks show penchant for shaming

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump, and his remarks about Attorney General Jeff Sessions are the latest example of the ease with which the president is willing to air grievances about members of his team....

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar....

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America."...

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Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service....

An All-American start to the British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes....

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star....

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth into opponents, as El Salvadorans did against Americans Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez in the CONCACAF Gold Cup....

Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job....

Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates spent a good portion of the first half of the season trying - and failing - to find any sort of traction....

AP source: Cavaliers talking contract with Derrick Rose

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers could be adding another former MVP to their roster....

Koepka rested, but far from rusty at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Brooks Koepka isn't willing to share details of his trip to Las Vegas right after he won the U.S. Open, which is probably just as well....

AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Belt expects Panda-monium in San Francisco once more....

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:...

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