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Thousands flee, 20 die in record Balkan floods

People build a dam made up of sandbags by the bank of the Sava river in Sremska Mitrovica, 90 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Record flooding in the Balkans leaves at least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee...

There’s Johnny: Manziel on field with Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Football is finally playing football. Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is participating in his first NFL workouts this weekend, just a week after he was selected by Cleveland in the first round of the NFL draft. During a workout limited...
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CANNES WATCH: Comic romp ‘Wild Tales’ a fest hit

Director Damian Szifron attends a press conference for Relatos Salvajes at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Director Damian Szifron attends a press conference for Relatos Salvajes at the 67th...
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New NAACP leader: I’m Brown v. Board beneficiary

In this image provided by the NAACP, Roslyn Brock, right, chairman of the national board of directors for the NAACP, puts a NAACP pin on new national president and CEO, Cornell Williams Brooks on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The selection of Brooks came as the...
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Turkish search ends as last missing miners found

Miner Erdal Bicak, center, speaks to journalists as he joined fellow miners and their family members to commemorate the Soma mine accident victims and protest the government’s labor policy in Savastepe , Turkey, late Friday, May 16, 2014. Public anger has surged in the wake...

Portugal ends bailout constraints; pain won’t end

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is emerging from the painful economic constraints imposed by a three-year bailout that saved the country from collapse, but EU officials are warning that tough controls must continue to create stable employment. With the government taking...
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Eastern Ukrainians rap Kiev in talks

A pro-Russian militant guards a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014.. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, an insurgent stronghold for more than a month now, armed separatists installed a new...
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Here are 5 things to know about the Preakness

Preakness Stakes favorite California Chrome heads back to the barn after a morning workout in the rain under exercise rider Willie Delgado at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Baltimore. The 139th Preakness horse race takes place Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)...
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Talks on Ukraine crisis go on

A pro-Russian militant guards a checkpoint blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 17, 2014.. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, an insurgent stronghold for more than a month now, armed separatists installed a new...
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Brazil to stage key stadium tests for World Cup

This April 24 , 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil. Brazil had seven years to get ready for the World Cup, but it enters the final month of preparations with a lot yet to be done. There is also concern with the...