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Champions League final could go into Sunday
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The Latest on the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid : 11:50 a.m. Don't be surprised if it takes until Sunday for the Champions League title to be decided. Two-time defending champion Madrid is chasing the first hat-trick of titles since Bayern Munich won each European Cup final from 1974-76. The final is a rare prestige moment for a country whose recent years have been dominated by the conflict with Russia-backed separatists and severe economic problems.
Driver facing attempted murder charges after alleged hit-and-run injures 3, police say
A male driver whose vehicle struck three women Friday morning on the campus of Portland State University in Oregon was arrested nearly three hours later in what authorities called a hit-and-run. The suspect, identified as Greg Phillip Porter, 61, faces three counts each of attempted murder and assault, FOX12 Oregon reported. One victim was in critical condition at a hospital and another was in serious condition, police said. The family of the third woman asked that no updates be given about her health.
Champs League final: Madrid, Liverpool fans gather in Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Liverpool and Real Madrid fans are gathering in Kiev for the first Champions League final to be played in Ukraine. The final is a rare prestige moment for a country whose recent years have been dominated by the conflict with Russia-backed separatists and severe economic problems. Fueled by Cristiano Ronaldo's goals, Madrid is chasing a record-extending 13th European title and a fourth success in five seasons. Liverpool has reached the final for the first time in 11 years.
Death toll from cyclone in Oman climbs to 3
The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen : 12:15 p.m. Police in Oman say Cyclone Mekunu has killed at least three people in the Gulf sultanate. Tarek al-Shanfari, of the Royal Oman Police's public relations department, said Saturday the first death was a 12-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a door flung open by the wind. ___ 6:30 a.m. Cyclone Mekunu has blown into the Arabian Peninsula, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain and cutting off power lines.
'Sesame Street' suing over Melissa McCarthy's R-rated puppet movie
The makers of the educational children's program Sesame Street are suing the production company behind comedian Melissa McCarthy's new R-rated movie co-starring Muppet-like puppets. Further, the lawsuit contends the Sesame Street brand will be harmed by a just-released movie trailer featuring explicit, profane, drug-using, misogynistic, violent, copulating and even ejaculating puppets along with the tagline NO SESAME. In the film, McCarthy plays a human detective who teams with a puppet partner to investigate grisly puppet murders.
'Poppy Memorial,' Danica Patrick, NBA playoffs: 5 things to know this weekend
The memorial, open through Sunday, was inspired by the World War I poem In Flanders Fields, in which the poppy represents remembrance, said financial services firm USAA, who first conceived the poppy memorial in 2016. Visitors will be able to walk through an exhibit that explains the history of the poppy and outlines key facts about conflicts since WWI. Although the official start to the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is a week away, Subtropical Storm Alberto didn't get the memo.
I fell in love with my schoolteacher and I haven't forgotten her
Ms Smith treated me like I was her star student, so I acted like it. To this day, I feel bad about the day we learned how to send letters in the mail. I had hurt my favorite teacher and I was ashamed, but not for long. When you came to my third-grade class, I saw myself as a problem child, and I had plenty of evidence to back it up.
God may have put you in a lonely place for an incredible reason
Nine times in the gospels we are told that Jesus went away to a lonely place to be with the father. Many of the early church fathers were called desert fathers because they sought out the desert as a lonely place to find God. In our loneliness we can see what needs there are and then determine how God can use us to meet them.
Morgan Freeman on sexual harassment allegations: 'I did not assault woman'
CLOSE Several women told CNN that they were subjected to inappropriate behavior by actor Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman released a new statement late Friday in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, saying he did not assault nor create unsafe work environments. All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard, the statement read, according to the New York Times. It is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.
Abortion referendum in Ireland likely to result in repeal of ban, exit polls suggest
With official counting set to begin following Friday's referendum, Ireland may soon lift its decades-old ban on abortions as exit polls suggest the country is overwhelmingly in favor of repealing the eighth amendment to its constitution. All paper ballots must be counted and tallied for the official vote, as the exit polls are merely predictions. The government has proposed to allow abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with later terminations allowed in some cases.
USC head quits amid gynaecology scandal
The president of the University of Southern California (USC) has quit amid a scandal over the alleged actions of a former college gynaecologist. CL Max Nikias has agreed to step down, with the university facing several lawsuits and accusations of a cover up. The lawsuits accuse George Tyndall, who worked at a university clinic for 30 years, of sexual misconduct, including groping and improper examinations. The Tyndall case arose after the Los Angeles Times published accounts from former and current employees about his alleged actions.
Anguish at Southwest border as more immigrant children are separated from parents
Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a goal to criminally prosecute 100 percent of people crossing the border illegally - including families with children. Those who are charged with improper entry - a misdemeanor on the first infraction - are jailed and separated from their children. Previously, most parents had been allowed to remain with their children in family shelters while awaiting asylum cases or deportation proceedings.
Cavs' Love has head injury, status for Game 7 unknown
Love was kept out of the second half of Game 6 following his violent collision with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum. Cleveland's medical staff checked Love for a concussion, and the team announced at halftime the 29-year-old would not return to the game as a precaution. Following Game 6, Love told a reporter it was a toss-up whether he would be able to face the Celtics.
Trump defends Chicago police, tweets they 'have every right to legally protest'
President Trump tweeted in defense of the Chicago police on Friday, saying they had every right to legally protest, days after a police union in the city planned a demonstration against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who it claims is anti-police. Chicago Police have every right to legally protest against the mayor and an administration that just won't let them do their job, Trump tweeted.
Texas school shooting victim's family sue suspect's parents
The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit Thursday against the suspect's parents, claiming the father didn't properly secure weapons and the parents were negligent in entrusting their son with firearms. Christopher Stone and Rosie Yanas, whose son Chris Stone, 17, was killed, filed the lawsuit in Galveston County. Investigators said Pagourtzis used a shotgun and pistol belonging to his father that had been kept in a closet.
Girl, 13, in critical condition following Indiana school shooting, police say
A female student was in critical condition early Saturday after being wounded during a shooting at an Indiana middle school on Friday, authorities said. The teen underwent surgery after being shot in the chest, a family friend told the Indianapolis Star. Friends of the girl described her to the Indianapolis Star as popular and really friendly. I try to be around her every single day because she lightens my day, said Lynn Partlow, another school friend.
India military says 4 militants killed near Kashmir frontier
The Indian military says soldiers have killed at least four suspected militants in a gunbattle after they crossed into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed territory. The military says fighting began early Saturday when soldiers intercepted a heavily armed group of insurgents along the highly militarized de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. There's no independent confirmation of the incident, which occurred in the remote, mountainous and forested northwestern Tangdhar sector.
LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley
The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the DL before a game against the Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision. Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. Boston is moving on without slugger Hanley Ramirez after designating him for assignment Friday to clear space for Dustin Pedroia to come off the DL.
Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes media appearance
A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago has made her first media appearance. The female panda, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014.

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