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Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

VERSAILLES, France (AP) - Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had “extremely frank, direct” talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, pushing for cooperation on Syria and against the Islamic State group but also launching…

icon Posted: 29 May 2017 [09:14 PM]

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Monday 05/29/2017
N. Korean missile launch may be testing rivals
icon Posted: 29 May 2017 [09:13 PM]

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea’s latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South…

Trump honors fallen, families in Memorial Day address
icon Posted: 29 May 2017 [09:13 PM]

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top…

Sunday 05/28/2017
Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team
icon Posted: 28 May 2017 [09:28 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.…

More arrests in Manchester attacks
icon Posted: 28 May 2017 [09:26 PM]

LONDON - British police made two more arrests and stormed three more locations Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi’s network may still be at large. Greater…

Florida eyes changes in 'stand your ground' laws
icon Posted: 28 May 2017 [09:23 PM]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense. She already lost her son, an unarmed…

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its true meaning
icon Posted: 28 May 2017 [09:21 PM]

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them,…

Saturday 05/27/2017
Summit ends with no climate change deal
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [10:00 PM]

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) - Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris…

British Airways IT failure causes travel chaos
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [09:58 PM]

LONDON - British Airways canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline said it…

Source: Kushner's back channel with Russia involved Syria
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [09:57 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. Kushner spoke with…

Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [09:55 PM]

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump. The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president’s ban on visitors from…

Long-awaited display of restored Memphis Belle set for 2018
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [06:33 PM]

DAYTON, Ohio - The fabled World War II bomber Memphis Belle will finally go on public display next spring at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force alongside John F. Kennedy's presidential plane, an early Wright Brothers flyer and…

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [06:31 PM]

TAORMINA, Sicily - Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord…

Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [06:30 PM]

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump. The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president's ban on visitors from…

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven
icon Posted: 27 May 2017 [06:27 PM]

BENGHAZI, Libya - The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in…

Friday 05/26/2017
Masked gunmen attack Egyptian Christians, killing 28
icon Posted: 26 May 2017 [09:12 PM]

CAIRO - Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt’s capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children, authorities said. Twenty-two…

Montana elects House candidate who assaulted reporter
icon Posted: 26 May 2017 [09:10 PM]

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana Republican businessman won the state’s U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats’ hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next…

Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators
icon Posted: 26 May 2017 [09:05 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued Thursday amid reports that the…

Thursday 05/25/2017
Manchester police find important items
icon Posted: 25 May 2017 [09:56 PM]

The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England - Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief announced Thursday. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the…

Trump vows to crack down on leaks, chastises NATO
icon Posted: 25 May 2017 [09:52 PM]

The Associated Press BRUSSELS - With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse its mutual defense…

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin
icon Posted: 25 May 2017 [09:50 PM]

The Associated Press BERLIN - Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his “favorite partners” during his presidency. Security…

Lieberman withdraws from consideration as FBI chief
icon Posted: 25 May 2017 [09:47 PM]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director. Lieberman interviewed last week with President Donald Trump, who publicly identified him as a leading candidate. But Lieberman…

Wednesday 05/24/2017
IS-linked militants besiege Philippine city
icon Posted: 24 May 2017 [09:53 PM]

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte,…

UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers
icon Posted: 24 May 2017 [09:52 PM]

LONDON (AP) - British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also…

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women how to help
icon Posted: 24 May 2017 [09:51 PM]

ROME (AP) - Ivanka Trump met Wednesday with a group of African women in Rome who were trafficked into prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears. Trump visited the Rome headquarters of the Sant’Egidio Community,…

'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet
icon Posted: 24 May 2017 [09:49 PM]

VATICAN CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the…

Subpoenas pile up for Flynn's documents
icon Posted: 24 May 2017 [09:47 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The prospect of new congressional subpoenas…

Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition
icon Posted: 24 May 2017 [09:46 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House budget chief on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash programs from food stamps to health care for the poor in the face of strong Democratic opposition and Republican…

Tuesday 05/23/2017
British police race to uncover whether bomber acted alone
icon Posted: 23 May 2017 [09:19 PM]

The Washington Post MANCHESTER, England - The worst terrorist attack on British soil in over a decade was carried out by a 22-year-old U.K. citizen of Libyan descent who lived just a short drive from the concert hall that he…

GOP gives Trump budget proposal an icy reception
icon Posted: 23 May 2017 [09:18 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans. Longtime GOP Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky declared proposed cuts to safety net and environmental proposals "draconian."…

Monday 05/22/2017
Terror at Ariana Grande concert in England; 19 dead
icon Posted: 22 May 2017 [10:06 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say 19 people have been confirmed dead in an explosion at Manchester Arena that is being treated as a possible terrorist attack. Police said roughly 50 people were injured. Police said the incident started…

Trump says he didn't mention Israel in discussion with Russians
icon Posted: 22 May 2017 [09:59 PM]

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation.…

Flynn takes the Fifth
icon Posted: 22 May 2017 [09:55 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.…

Sunday 05/21/2017
Report: China cripples CIA ops, kills informants
icon Posted: 21 May 2017 [10:44 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Chinese government “systematically dismantled” CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years, The New York Times reported Saturday. The newspaper…

Trump: Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'
icon Posted: 21 May 2017 [10:43 PM]

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Donald Trump called on Middle Eastern leaders to combat a “crisis of Islamic extremism” emanating from the region, casting the fight against terrorism as a “battle between good and evil,” not a clash between the…

Saturday 05/20/2017
Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome
icon Posted: 20 May 2017 [06:20 PM]

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed…

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years
icon Posted: 20 May 2017 [06:17 PM]

ABUJA, Nigeria - The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters’ lives. Brightly…

US makes proposal to Russia for managing Syria battlefield
icon Posted: 20 May 2017 [06:14 PM]

WASHINGTON - The United States has proposed to Russia a plan for managing an increasingly complex battlefield in Syria's main oil-producing region, where U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic extremists are in conflict with Russian-backed Syrian forces. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford declined…

Unruly, 'disheveled' man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii
icon Posted: 20 May 2017 [06:12 PM]

HONOLULU - A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as unruly and disheveled was subdued by passengers and a flight attendant who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. He was…

Friday 05/19/2017
Iranian voters turn out in large numbers
icon Posted: 19 May 2017 [10:20 PM]

TEHRAN, Iran - Millions of Iranians voted late into the night Friday to decide whether incumbent President Hassan Rouhani deserves another four years in office after securing a landmark nuclear deal, or if the sluggish economy demands a new…

Weiner admits guilt in sexting case
icon Posted: 19 May 2017 [10:14 PM]

NEW YORK - Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a…

Prosecutors: Times Sq. driver wanted to 'kill 'em all'
icon Posted: 19 May 2017 [10:12 PM]

NEW YORK - A man charged with slamming his speeding car into pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenager and injuring nearly two dozen people, said he wanted to “kill them all” and police should have shot him to stop…

Thursday 05/18/2017
Action demanded after Turk Embassy violence
icon Posted: 18 May 2017 [10:09 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top congressional Republicans are demanding the Trump administration take swift and severe action against the Turkish government in response to violence involving members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, with one saying the U.S. “should throw…

Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead
icon Posted: 18 May 2017 [10:08 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who appeared intoxicated drove his car the wrong way up a Times Square street Thursday and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, killing one and injuring about 20 others, authorities and witnesses said. The…

President Trump lashes out: Abused by 'greatest witch hunt'
icon Posted: 18 May 2017 [10:07 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting that it is “the single greatest witch hunt of…