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  • El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

    El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

    Associated Press - 14 minutes ago
    El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis. …

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    Associated Press - 17 minutes ago
    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. …

  • Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

    Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

    Associated Press - 32 minutes ago
    Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. …

  • Lundqvist strong as Rangers top Lightning to tie series

    Lundqvist strong as Rangers top Lightning to tie series

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago
    Lundqvist strong as Rangers top Lightning to tie series

    (Reuters) - Henrik Lundqvist returned to form with 38 saves while Rick Nash scored twice as the New York Rangers hammered the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 to level their best of seven Eastern Conference final series. Lundqvist gave the Lightning little to work with, making 18 saves in the second period alone. Nash opened the scoring late in the first and also had one assist for the Rangers, while Martin St. Louis broke an 18-game goalless streak in the third-period against the team that traded him …

  • Missouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses

    Missouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses

    Associated Press - 47 minutes ago
    Missouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence. …