Pro-government rallies in Iran after days of protest, unrest
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media on Wednesday aired pro-government demonstrations in cities across the country after a week of protests and unrest over the nation's poor economy – a move apparently seeking to calm nerves amid clashes that have killed 21 people….
2009 vs now: How Iran’s new protests compare to the past
CAIRO (AP) — Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics over the country since they came to power in 1979….
N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war….
Trump boasts of ‘nuclear button’ but doesn’t really have one
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does – but the president doesn't actually have a physical button….
2 Democrats to be sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House's legislative agenda before the November midterm elections….
Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress….
Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church – making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons….
Trump warns Palestinian Authority it may lose US aid money
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. should make "any of these massive future payments" when the Palestinians are "no longer willing to talk peace."…
Winter storm forecast to dump snow from Florida to Carolinas
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Brutal winter weather that's brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. is threatening to dump snow and ice across parts of the South that rarely see flurries, much less accumulation….
Ex-hostage Boyle charged with sex assault, confinement
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife and their children endured a long captivity in Afghanistan before they were rescued last fall and returned to Canada. Now he's facing 15 charges including sexual assault, forcible confinement and administering a noxious drug….