MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, his daughter screamed into the phone. "Dad, help me, help me!" Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan "JJ" Quintana told reporters at a news conference Friday that he assumed the worst as he jumped out of bed Thursday afternoon and ran barefoot to the bus stop.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break following injuries sustained in a dirt-biking accident. The 27-year-old suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in the April 20 crash on the team's day off in Colorado. Bumgarner started rehab Friday focused on improving his range of motion, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The body of a North Carolina man missing since November has been identified by police as a victim of flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. A statement from the Fayetteville Police Department on Friday said detectives identified the man as 49-year-old Rodney Terrell Williams. His body was found near an apartment complex on April 21. According to police, Williams was last seen during the torrential rains from the hurricane.
DENVER (AP) -- A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a fatal house explosion near a gas well in Colorado, although investigators have not said whether the well was the cause. Great Western Oil & Gas Co. said it would check 61 of its wells and hoped all would be shut down by Thursday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck off a southern Philippine province Saturday and prompted a local tsunami warning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the pre-dawn quake was centered at sea off Sarangani province and struck relatively deep below the seabed, causing much of its disastrous power to dissipate.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Corrections officials in North Carolina say the prison guard who died after being attacked by an inmate was hit with a fire extinguisher. The Department of Public Safety said Friday that 29-year-old Sgt. Meggan Lee Callahan was responding to a trash can fire in a dormitory at Bertie Correctional Institution on Wednesday. Officials say Callahan grabbed a fire extinguisher to try to put out the fire before inmate Craig Wissink attacked.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Applications for warrants that allowed police to arrest "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules after a fatal crash and to obtain his blood and urine samples will be sealed indefinitely under rulings issued Friday. The release of warrant documents could jeopardize the investigation into Monday's accident and undermine Soules' right to a fair trial, two judges said in similar rulings.
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, she started screaming into the phone, "Dad, help me, help me!" Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan "JJ" Quintana told reporters at a news conference Friday that he assumed the worst as he jumped out of bed and ran barefoot to the bus stop.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The mother of the two university students who died in an April wrong-way crash has accepted her older daughter's diploma. Cathy Hocking wore her Karli Richardson's graduation cap and her younger sister's academic medal when she accepted Richardson's diploma from Grand Canyon University Thursday. The sisters from North Carolina died two weeks ago in a wrong-way crash on a Phoenix freeway.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Flooding continues in eastern North Carolina after the storms that dumped up to 8 inches of rain earlier this week. Schools are closed in Edgecombe County again Friday. The National Weather Service has flood warnings in effect in 15 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. Forecasters say flooding is occurring along the Cape Fear River in Bladen, Duplin and Pender counties.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local): 2 p.m. North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says a solution to the standoff over his country's nuclear program will be possible when the United States withdraws its "hostile policy" toward the northeast Asian nation.
BANGKOK (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation into a Red Bull energy-drink heir accused in a fatal 2012 hit-and-run in Thailand (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Police in Thailand say they've obtained an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident. The warrant issued Friday by a Bangkok court could move the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed.
CAIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world's most populous country, and he strongly backed its uncompromising crackdown on political Islam and militancy.
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident, Thai police said, moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing the scene of a 2012 crash in his Ferrari after allegedly fatally hitting a police officer on motorcycle patrol.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. All are believed to be victims of the MS-13 street gang. A look at the victims: ___ NISA MICKENS, 15, and KAYLA CUEVAS, 16 The two girls, best friends, were out for a walk about an hour after sundown on Sept.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday. Border Patrol officials said in statement that they were aware the investigation about how the fire began Sunday "involves an off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent" that they did not identify.
VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 12:45 a.m. An attorney for the fourth Arkansas inmate executed in eight days says accounts of the lethal injection are "horrifying." Shawn Nolan was one of Kenneth Williams' attorneys who'd filed multiple requests to stop the Thursday night execution.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on flooding in eastern North Carolina (all times local): 6 p.m. Police in North Carolina say a body found in a rain-swollen river earlier this week wasn't a storm-related death. Maintenance crews found the body on Tuesday in the Neuse River near downtown Smithfield while they were cleaning storm debris after heavy rains.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina high school student collapsed and died in a classroom, and authorities are trying to determine why it happened. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe of Chapin died at a hospital after he collapsed at Spring Hill High School on Wednesday. Watts said an autopsy conducted Thursday did not reveal the cause of death, which means more tests will be conducted.