AP source: Trump had lawyer urge Sessions not to recuse self
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, according to a person familiar with the matter….
In small breakthrough, Koreas will meet for talks on Tuesday
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positive sign after last year's threats of nuclear war, the Koreas have a long history of failing to move past their deep animosity….
East Coast braces for a deep freeze following massive storm
BOSTON (AP) — East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding….
Pro-government rallies planned in Iran after Friday prayers
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Organizers planned more pro-government rallies in Iran after Friday prayers while activists posted new videos purporting to show protests challenging the Islamic Republic's government….
Protests put spotlight on Iran’s vast and shadowy Syria war
BEIRUT (AP) — In demonstrations across Iran, chants are going up against the military's vast and shadowy war in Syria, one of Tehran's closest allies and a frontline state in its confrontation with its archenemy, Israel….
Public breakup with Trump costs Bannon a key GOP backer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office….
Q&A: Plan to expand offshore drilling draws cheers, jeers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration's proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs….
Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The buzz kill long dreaded in the marijuana industry came just days after California opened what is expected to be the world's largest legal pot market….
Let the Games begin? Why Kim Jong Un might be interested
TOKYO (AP) — With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to hash out Kim Jong Un's offer to send a delegation to next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics….
‘Jeopardy’ host Trebek has surgery for blood clots on brain
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek had surgery for blood clots on the brain, but assured fans he'd be back reading clues to contestants soon….