Back on tour in Paris, Federer keeping an eye on the present

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer's return to Roland Garros feels a bit like what happens when a wildly popular rock star goes back on tour after years away.

He plays his greatest hits: the no-look, back-to-the-net, over-the-shoulder volley winner; the sliced backhand returns; the aces to erase break points.Read more on

Cheers! SEC to allow sale of beer, wine at sporting events

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Bottoms up, Southeastern Conference.

The powerhouse league bellied up to the bar Friday and voted to allow the sale of beer and wine at sporting events.

Chancellors and school presidents approved the revised rules — the vote wasn't unanimous — during the conference's annual spring meetings. Read more on

Businesses warn Trump of consequences of new Mexican tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite pushback from U.S. business, Mexico and Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump doubled down Friday on his threat to slap a 5% tariff on Mexican imports unless America's southern neighbor cracks down on Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border.

U.S. manufacturers said the tariff, set to take effect June 10, would have devastating consequences on them and American consumers.Read more on

The Latest: ‘Unique’ method needed to salvage sunken boat

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on rescue efforts following the capsizing of a boat in Budapest (all times local):

10 p.m.

Hungary's interior ministry says experts believe a "unique" method is needed to salvage the sunken tour boat from the Danube River, or rescue any bodies trapped inside.

The ministry said Friday that the adverse conditions, including zero visibility underwater and the fast-flowing river's rising water level, don't allow for the use of any traditional methods.

Divers have been unable to even approach the wreckage of the 27-meter-long (88.5-foot-long) Hableany (Mermaid), which sits in over 6 meters (20 feet) of water, near Hungary's neo-Gothic Parliament building.

The ministry said 60 engineers, bridge builders and others are experimenting with theoretical models and test dives to find a solution.

Of the 35 people on board, mostly South Korean tourists, 21 are still missing after Wednesday's collision with a cruise ship.Read more on

Man who confessed to killing 11-year-old sentenced to life

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who admitted to raping and killing his 11-year-old neighbor was sentenced to life in prison Friday, three months after pleading guilty on the eve of his trial.

Twenty-year-old Andreas Erazo will have to serve 85% of his sentence, or roughly 64 years, before being eligible for parole, under terms of his sentence.

Andreas Erazo pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated sexual assault in February in the death of Abbiegail Smith in Keansburg, Monmouth County.

Smith was reported missing on the evening of July 12, 2017.Read more on

Agency: Incomplete cross-border tunnel discovered in Nogales

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents and Mexican federal police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel under a parking lot in Nogales.

The agency said Friday the tunnel spotted Wednesday was connected to a storm drain that runs into the United States from Mexico.

Border Patrol says the tunnel, as well as digging and cutting tools, was found during a sweep to help prevent illegal movement of contraband and people across the border.

The agency said the tunnel extended 12 feet (4 meters) into the United States and 5 feet (1.5 meters) into Mexico.

The agency said no immediate arrest was made and authorities will secure the tunnel.


Ex-Roger Stone aide testifies on WikiLeaks before grand jury

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone testified about WikiLeaks before a federal grand jury Friday in an investigation related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Andrew Miller testified for about two hours after losing a months-long legal battle to have the subpoena thrown out.

Although the Russia investigation is over, the grand jury that worked with Mueller still hears testimony in cases that are tied to the investigation.Read more on

Drug company reps blanketed Oklahoma doctors with promotional materials later deemed false or misleading

By Randy EllisStaff writerrellis@oklahoman.comNORMAN − Promotional materials that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would later label "false or misleading" were repeatedly used by Johnson & Johnson sales representatives to promote the company's opioid Duragesic patch to Oklahoma doctors in the early 2000s.
That troubling fact was made clear Friday morning as an attorney for the state quizzed a Johnson & Johnson corporate representative for nearly three hours about the contents of call notes made by the sales representatives following more than 60 sales visits to physicians in offices scattered throughout Oklahoma.
The testimony came on Day 4 in a Cleveland County District Court trial in a case where Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has accused Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries of creating a public nuisance through false marketing that downplayed the risks of their opioid painkillers while overstating their benefits.Read more on