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In Trump’s future looms a familiar shutdown threat
WASHINGTON — Add a potential government shutdown to President Donald Trump’s growing roster of headaches. Beneath the capital’s radar looms a vexing problem — a catchall spending package that’s likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump’s wall at...
By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press FULL STORY
Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks and quits Breitbart
NEW YORK — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of “a cynical media witch hunt” on Tuesday as he spoke after resigning as an editor at Breitbart News. Yia...
By Deepti Hajela The Associated Press FULL STORY
After Donald Trump travel ban, immigrants seek to naturalize
LOS ANGELES — Andres Dorantes has long been content with the green card that lets him live in the U.S. and work as a tattoo artist in Los Angeles. That changed when Donald Trump became president and swiftly made executive orders to crack down on immigrants and ban travel from certain countries. ...
By Amy Taxin The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rise in premiums lays bare two Americas on health care
WASHINGTON — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through “Obamacare” offers protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own heal...
By Ricarso Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Supreme Court seems split in case of boy’s death near border
WASHINGTON — Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts. The case involving a Mexican teen slain by a U.S. Border Patrol agent’s gunshot, which traveled across the border, ...
By Mark Sherman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump denounces anti-Semitism in forceful remarks
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as “painful reminders” of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully. With ...
By Catherine Lucey and Jim Salter The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump pick as security adviser a nod toward pragmatism
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to imp...
By Robert Burns The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chafee blasts media over Trump ‘onslaught,’ metric coverage
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee defended Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday against a tiresome “full onslaught” by the “mainstream media” — and says he can relate to the commander-in-chief’s struggles. Chafee, a former U.S. sen...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop ready for fierce fight ahead
ABU SAIF, Iraq — Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul’s international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may launch another wave of nighttime counterattacks. The U.S.-backed Iraqi forc...
By Susannah George and Qassim Abdul-Zahra The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures
JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant, in a landmark decision that deepened fissures in Israeli society and drew Palestinian criticism for being too lenient. Leading nationalist Israeli politicians called any ...
By Josef Federman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Four U.S. tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash
MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed into a suburban shopping mall and burst into flames Tuesday, shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The twin-engine Beechcraft Sup...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Suicide bombers kill six outside court in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group. The attack was the latest in a wave of militant assaults across the troubled coun...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups
ATHENS, Ga. — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez’s leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents’ expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was a skinhead spouting white supremacist rhetoric, giving stiff-...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Single mom dresses the part at ‘Dads and Donuts’ event
ST. GEORGE, Utah — A single mom is generating attention online after she donned a mustache, dressed up like a dad for a school breakfast event and posed for photos with her son. KSL-TV reports Whitney Kittrell wore the costume after deciding to fulfill her son’s request that she accompany him t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kellogg’s unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe
NEW YORK — Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore. Kellogg’s is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations featuring the morning time treat by transforming its New York eatery into a Pop-Tarts Cafe this week. Some of the menu items include a personal Pop-Tart pizza...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Follow that horse: German police track manure to culprit
BERLIN — Police in Bavaria say they were able to track down a man responsible for a hit-and-run by following the hoof prints and manure left behind by the horse pulling his carriage. Police in Grafenrheinfeld said the 78-year-old man scraped a car parked at the side of the road Tuesday as he trot...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jeep stuck in sand dune for 40 years to be removed this week
TRURO, Mass. — A Jeep that has been stuck inside a Massachusetts sand dune for 40 years is set to be removed. The Cape Cod Times reports the Jeep Wagoneer is entombed in a garage in Truro that became overtaken by the dune decades ago. Basil Musnuff’s mother owns the property. He says he began...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mom mails garbage to college student who didn’t empty trash
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package. Eighteen-year-old Connor Cox tells WHTM-TV that his mother sent two boxes to him at Westminster College in New Wilmington last month. One box contain...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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