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Timeline: Everything that's happened leading up to 'Avengers: Infinity War'

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We've created a guide to all the important happenings leading up to the new film. So is this truly the "most ambitious crossover event in history," as the facetious meme suggests? Judge for yourselves.

Retired engineer in Texas seeks answers on bayou flooding

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DICKINSON, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Harvey's epic rain in August 2017 convinced many residents and elected officials in Southeast Texas that the drastic flooding required drastic drainage solutions.

Dad, daughter get prison for South Texas human smuggling

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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A father and daughter are going to prison for leading a South Texas human smuggling ring that prosecutors say charged up to $2,600 per immigrant for transport to Houston.

The Latest: Preparations underway for Arizona teachers rally

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local):

Facebook leads technology stock rally as US indexes rise

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Thursday morning as Facebook leads a big rally for technology companies. The social media network jumped after its recent data privacy scandal didn't appear to affect its business in the first quarter…

Kansas sheriff charged with selling gun to felon

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NESS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas sheriff has been charged with selling a gun to a felon and falsifying training records.

2 black men 'humiliated' when gym staffers call police

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SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Two black men who were wrongly accused of not paying to work out at a gym in New Jersey say they were humiliated when staffers there twice called police on them .

Student charged with making written threat against campus

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PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — Police say they've arrested the student accused of making a written threat of violence against Landmark Community College in Vermont.

Sessions says he'll consider Baltimore's request for funding

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BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll reconsider Baltimore's request for federal public safety dollars after being asked by Sen. Chris Van Hollen.

The Latest: Lebanese minister hopes Syrians will head home

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local):

American Airlines CEO warns that higher fares are coming

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DALLAS (AP) — Rising fuel costs are eating into airline profits, dampening expectations for the rest of 2018, and setting the stage for higher fares.

Should you fix up or break up with your car?

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You're looking at a $1,200 repair estimate for your ailing car when an ad catches your eye: a brand new set of wheels for a mere $450 a month.

Judge declines to move Sioux Falls building collapse trials

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has denied a request by the developer of a downtown Sioux Falls building to move trials surrounding the structure's 2016 collapse to Aberdeen.

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Former UFC fighter arrested for alleged sex abuse of girl

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities arrested a mixed martial arts fighter, previously convicted of killing a man in a road rage incident, for allegedly sexually abusing a minor.

Massachusetts tow truck driver faces multiple rape charges

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BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts tow truck driver charged with being a serial rapist has been held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society.

Truck crashes on LA-area freeway, blocks train tracks

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Road and rail commuters will face disruptions after a Fedex truck crashed on a Los Angeles-area freeway and landed on train tracks.

Chicago-area diving program relieves veterans' pain, stress

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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Army veteran Kirk Williams knows the benefits of scuba diving through a nonprofit organization called Diveheart. So does Coast Guard veteran Kevin Cozzie.

Detroit police make arrests in citywide paintball shootings

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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say they've made several arrests following reports of a citywide paintball game that left people, vehicles and property spattered with paint.

The Latest: Israel denies killing Palestinian in Malaysia

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding the killing of a Palestinian in Malaysia (all times local):

Report: Many home-schooled kids in families accused of abuse

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's child advocate says many children being home-schooled in the state are in families that have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and there are no state regulations to protect them.

Serbia bans Croatian defense official in tit-for-tat measure

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Thursday banned Croatia's defense minister from entering the country, a tit-for-tat measure against Croatia as tensions mounted between the two Balkan rivals.

Women's groups upset over sexual assault sentences in Spain

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MADRID (AP) — Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the…

GM 1Q earnings fall 60 pct. but company beats estimates

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first-quarter net income fell 60 percent from a year ago, but the company handily beat Wall Street estimates as U.S. sales rose.

MSU faculty members vote down Koch-funded research center

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University faculty members have voted against establishing an economic research center funded by a five-year grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Serb man accused of war crimes in Kosovo

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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo prosecutor has brought war crime charges against a Serb man for crimes during the 1998-99 war.

Britain, France denounce Russian claim as 'stunt'

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Britain and France denounced on Thursday as a stunt and an "obscene masquerade" a move by Russia to produce Syrian witnesses who Moscow says were filmed in "staged videos" in the aftermath of a reported…

Trump says Cohen represented him in "Stormy Daniels deal"

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress…

Democratic candidate for Massachusetts gov drops from race

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BOSTON (AP) — Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren ended his campaign for governor on Thursday, shrinking the field of lesser-known Democrats hoping to challenge Republican incumbent Charlie Baker in November.

Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids' evidence review

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump will be back in court Thursday as part of his attempt to limit investigators' access to records the FBI seized from his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Report: Chicago police not reporting mentally ill gun owners

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's inspector general says police are failing on a requirement to tell the state when people are mentally unfit to carry a gun.