India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister warned Friday of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir which killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history.

Israeli leader's trip to Poland beset by string of missteps

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A two-day security conference in Warsaw was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stamping a seal on his long-held goal of pushing his behind-the-scenes ties with Arab leaders into the open.

Ex-Massachusetts governor to challenge Trump for GOP nod

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.

Trump declares emergency to build border wall


WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Man charged with setting Ohio deputy on fire

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man tossed a flammable liquid on an Ohio sheriff's deputy trying to arrest him and set him on fire, causing severe burns.

The Portage County Sheriff's Office says the deputy was injured Thursday evening in Rootstown Township, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Cleveland.

China, U.S. announce more trade talks next week

BEIJING (AP) — With a deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will hold more talks in Washington next week aimed at ending a battle over Beijing's technology ambitions.

Veteran U.S. investment manager detained in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — A veteran U.S. investment fund manager was detained in Moscow on Friday and faces fraud charges in a case that's likely to rattle the Russian business community.

Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained alongside two other fund managers in the morning, and a Moscow court is expected to rule on their arrest later Friday.

More rain, snow expected in already soaked California

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities warn that mudslides are still possible Friday even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.

A Life Remembered | Helping orphans in Haiti became Tim Parker's life

Just a few days before a tiny 6-month-old baby named Jamesley was brought to God's Littlest Angels orphanage in 2012, Tim Parker had been joined by his wife and daughter at his home on the Haiti orphanage's compound.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 15, 2019

Champaign's Jo Ellen DeVilbiss liked the Roomful of Pianos concert so much the first time, she went back to a second. And is ready and willing to return in the future.

DeVilbiss, executive director at Champaign's Conservatory of Central Illinois, was one of the select group of musicians invited to participate Jan. 24-27 at Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center.