BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah on Friday said Saudi Arabia was "pushing" toward the collapse of ceasefires in Syria, and said its support for groups fighting against President Bashar al-Assad was causing an escalation in violence. "Saudi is pushing hard toward collapsing of all forms of calm and ceasefires in Syria," Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech broadcast on the group's Al Manar television. (Reporting by John Davison and Laila Bassam; Editing by Alison Williams)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two weeks have passed since the bodies of eight family members were found on April 22 at four different homes in Ohio. No arrests have been made, and a motive for the Pike County killings remains unclear. Autopsies show the victims were shot, some of them multiple times. Here's a look at the killings and what's known:
NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnant women can't be kept out of New York City bars or refused alcoholic drinks just because they're expecting, under new city guidelines.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An early morning fire tore through a home in Syracuse on Friday, killing six members of the same family, including four children.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday warned Europeans against the selfish temptation to put up fences to ward off newcomers, saying he still dreams of a Europe where migrants are welcomed.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is trying to cast herself as independent, focused on New Hampshire over party politics in her re-election bid.
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By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first appearance in a Dallas court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend, and the judge told him to keep away from her. Manziel, 23, surrendered to police on Wednesday, had a mugshot taken and posted bail of $1,500. Manziel, dressed in a suit, nodded and gave a brief reply in confirmation of the conditions.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fired a record-setting 25 three pointers as they pummelled the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 to seize a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday. Cleveland produced 18 first half three pointers which propelled them to a 74-38 halftime lead. JR Smith led the barrage from beyond the arc with seven overall as 10 Cleveland players made three pointers in the second round postseason game.
"The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs," a joint statement from player and club said. Bosh hasn't played since February 9 due to a blood clots in his calf. In March, Bosh issued a statement saying his condition this season had "never been life threatening" and he was confident he would return to the court.
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was booked by police in Dallas County on Wednesday and posted bond on a charge of beating his ex-girlfriend earlier this year, police said. Manziel had a mug shot taken and posted bond of $1,500, police said.
LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers team mates have bigger fish to fry but the superstar implored his men to enjoy their record-breaking night on Wednesday. The Cavaliers knocked down an incredible NBA record 25 three-pointers in their 123-98 Game 2 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. It keeps the side on track to claim the first NBA championship for the franchise.
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