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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
Updated at 6:43 PM

LONDON (AP) " It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event. That's certainly the case for Prince Harry, who released a video Friday promoting the upcoming Invictus Games for wounded veterans. The cast includes his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II as well as Barack and Michelle Obama, who Harry and his brother Prince William had over for dinner last week in London. The video starts with Harry and the queen looking at an Invictus brochure when they...

Updated at 6:37 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) " The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating...

Updated at 5:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration granted the authorization Thursday to the test's developer,...

Updated at 4:57 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority says the crashed helicopter's flight recorders, the so-called black...

Updated at 4:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on "The West Wing." She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday. Janney won four Emmy Awards playing C.J. Cregg and now stars on "Mom," for which she also won an...

Updated at 4:55 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research. Biden spoke at a conference on regenerative medicine and ended up sharing the stage...

Updated at 4:52 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory. Health Secretary Ana Rius said the victim is a 70-year-old...

Updated at 4:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands. By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate approved Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S.

Updated at 4:41 PM

GENEVA (AP) " It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized " temporarily " by a weasel. Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier says the world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN outside of...

Updated at 4:20 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " San Francisco's police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text...

Updated at 4:02 PM

DALLAS (AP) " Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent. Revenue tumbled 28 percent, and the oil giant lost money in its vaunted exploration and production...

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