Venezuelan soldiers fire tear gas on residents amid tensions on Colombia border

The opposition is calling on masses of Venezuelans to escort trucks carrying the nearly 200 metric tons of emergency food and medical supplies sent largely by the United States over the last two weeks across several border bridges.

Angry residents kill 6 suspected kidnappers in Mexican state

Four of the victims were detained by residents late Thursday in the village of Soledad Atzompa, near the border with Puebla state, after they allegedly tried to force teachers into a vehicle.

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from company board

Williams was the second-largest Twitter shareholder on the company's board behind CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Handing defeat to US govt, judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

Each boy was conceived with donor eggs and the sperm from a different father — one an American, the other an Israeli citizen — but born by the same surrogate mother minutes apart.

R. Kelly arrested, charged in Chicago with sexual abuse

R. Kelly was charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.

FIFA strips Peru of U17 World Cup hosting rights

FIFA has stripped Peru of Under-17 World Cup hosting rights, citing concerns about the infrastructure. The decision was taken by the bureau of the FIFA Council which features the six regional confederation presidents and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also would prohibit federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same locations as abortion providers, and require stricter financial separation.

Premier League: Gerard Deulofeu hat-trick leads Watford to 5-1 rout of Cardiff City

Watford's victory took the team up to seventh place, while Cardiff is one point above the relegation zone.

Lewis Hamilton still full of drive as he chases 6th F1 world title

At the age of 34 and with five world titles in the bank, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is still showing no sign of waning motivation.

Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova reaches final in Dubai 

Bidding to add a second Dubai title to the one she won in 2013, and a 27th trophy overall, Kvitova will meet two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina or Belinda Bencic in the final.

China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses

Human rights activists say "social credit" is too rigid and might unfairly label people as untrustworthy without telling them they have lost status or how to restore it.

Europa League: Chelsea to face Dynamo Kiev, Arsenal to meet Rennes

In other matchups, it's: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Inter Milan; Dinamo Zagreb vs. Benfica; Napoli vs. Salzburg; Valencia vs. Krasnodar; and Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Villarreal.

Chinese-Australian billionaire wins media defamation suit

The businessman, Chau Chak Wing, sued Fairfax Media and journalist John Garnaut over an online story published in October 2015 under the headline: "Are Chau Chak Wing's circles of influence in Australia-China ties built on hot air?"

Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern Ecuador

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake that shook a central area of the Ecuadorean coast on April 16, 2016, killed more than 700 people, destroyed hundreds of houses and caused more than $3 billion of losses.

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players in two transfer windows

Chelsea has the right to appeal against the sanction, which covers the next two transfer windows and also includes a fine of 600,000 Swiss francs ($600,000).

IAAF allows 21 more Russians to compete as neutrals

Russia's officially neutral track and field team swelled in size as the IAAF approved 21 more athletes on Thursday to compete internationally.

Rory McIlroy almost aces par-four en route to Mexico lead

Rory McIlroy came within a whisker of a rare hole-in-one at a par-four on Thursday as the Northern Irishman took the first-round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship with an eight-under-par 63.

Empire actor Jussie Smollett turns self in to face charge

In less than a month, Jussie Smollett has gone from being the seemingly sympathetic victim of a hate crime to being accused of fabricating the entire thing.

Girl’s death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

The authorities said they got a hit last month from a genealogical database that matched a DNA sample taken when her body was found strangled in a ditch a day after she went missing.

Financial questions hound two of F1’s three races in North America

Organizers of the US Grand Prix won't be reimbursed at least $20 million from the state of Texas for the 2018 race after missing a paperwork deadline set by law.