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  • French, German leaders will bring Trump the same message: Save the Iran nuclear deal

    French, German leaders will bring Trump the same message: Save the Iran nuclear deal

    President Trump faces a European double bill this week as a crucial deadline looms for a decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arriving back to back, will bring a unified message: Save the deal. “I don’t...

  • New lynching memorial in Alabama offers chance to remember and heal

    New lynching memorial in Alabama offers chance to remember and heal

    Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He was shot to death by a white neighbor,...

  • On Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday, the crowd sings to 'your majesty, Mummy'

    On Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday, the crowd sings to 'your majesty, Mummy'

    The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing "Happy Birthday" to the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth II, with her eldest son Prince Charles at her side, waved to the crowd as they celebrated her 92nd birthday in song. Charles got...

  • Texas eighth-graders asked to list positives of slavery; charter school chief apologizes

    A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth-grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. The Great Hearts Monte Vista teacher who distributed the worksheet titled “The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View” was placed on...

  • Barbara Bush remembered at funeral for her grit, grace and humor

    Barbara Bush remembered at funeral for her grit, grace and humor

    Barbara Pierce Bush was remembered Saturday for the strength of character and wit that made her one of the most popular first ladies in U.S. history, as she was laid to rest by the political clan she built, including the husband and son she helped reach the presidency. “She was our teacher and...

  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged with felony over charity donor list

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged with felony over charity donor list

    St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term Republican governor, who responded by calling it another effort to smear him. The charge of tampering with computer...

  • Former Mexican governor extradited from Italy to U.S.

    Former Mexican governor extradited from Italy to U.S.

    The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud. The U.S. attorney's office in Brownsville, Texas, announced Friday that Italy had extradited 61-year-old...

  • Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks over alleged election conspiracy

    Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks over alleged election conspiracy

    Democrats gave President Trump another potential legal headache Friday, filing a federal lawsuit that alleges an illegal election conspiracy between his presidential campaign, the Russian government, the WikiLeaks organization and others. The lawsuit seeks unspecified financial damages, probably...

  • Leakers, loyalty and Russian hookers: Comey memos allege Trump's fixations in early days

    Leakers, loyalty and Russian hookers: Comey memos allege Trump's fixations in early days

    They are among the most storied memos in recent Washington history. Under pressure from Republicans, the Justice Department on Thursday sent Congress the seven memos, spanning 15 pages, that then-FBI Director James B. Comey wrote over four months early last year about his interactions with President...

  • Tearful mourners line up in Houston to pay final respects to Barbara Bush

    Tearful mourners line up in Houston to pay final respects to Barbara Bush

    A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former First Lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to pay their final respects. People waited in line hours early for security screening before boarding shuttle buses to attend...

  • Trump sex scandals turn a harsh spotlight on this Beverly Hills lawyer

    Trump sex scandals turn a harsh spotlight on this Beverly Hills lawyer

    Most Beverly Hills lawyers are seldom accused of extortion. For Keith M. Davidson, however, it’s not so rare: He is fighting three civil suits by television personalities alleging extortion. Davidson is the attorney who negotiated payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen...

  • Brooklyn's Sunset Park, built and rebuilt by immigrants, sees change once again

    Brooklyn's Sunset Park, built and rebuilt by immigrants, sees change once again

    Down at the water’s edge in southwestern Brooklyn, in a refurbished industrial building, lines spilled out the doorways of eateries peddling $7 avocado toast and $12 pulled pork sandwiches. On this cold winter’s day, families lunched at tables inside faux-Native American tents set up in an outdoor...

  • Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico; officials probe cause

    Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico; officials probe cause

    An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with a persistently unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria battered the U.S. territory. Electric Power Authority spokeswoman Yohari Molina told the Associated Press that crews were investigating the cause. Officials...

  • In southern Texas, patching the border wall with $49 million in gates

    In southern Texas, patching the border wall with $49 million in gates

    A decade ago, Juan Cavazos watched as government authorities built a border wall on two acres of his land in the Rio Grande Valley. To smugglers, they created a barrier. To Cavazos, they created a problem. The Rio Grande winds here, and with it, the border. Because the river sometimes changes course,...

  • She's spent years keeping her mom alive. Now a state lawmaker, she's fighting the opioid crisis

    She's spent years keeping her mom alive. Now a state lawmaker, she's fighting the opioid crisis

    A friend in high school once asked Brittany Pettersen if her mom ever grounded her. “No,” she replied, “but I wish she would.” Pettersen was never grounded, never badgered about grades, never hassled about anything. Her mother, Stacy, was too high on prescription opioids, drunk on vodka or strung...

  • Trump says talks with North Korea are already in high gear, tries to reassure Japan

    Trump says talks with North Korea are already in high gear, tries to reassure Japan

    President Trump said on Tuesday that direct talks with North Korea have already begun at “extremely high levels” and that five undisclosed sites are being considered for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, signals that plans for a once unlikely summit between Trump and the leader...

  • Nationwide search is on for a Minnesota woman charged with murder in two states

    Nationwide search is on for a Minnesota woman charged with murder in two states

    By the time authorities found the body of David Riess — shot to death and left inside his Minnesota home — his wife was gone. It would take another three weeks, and another killing more than 1,500 miles away in Florida, before she was officially named as a suspect. Now a nationwide search is on...

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