Trump calls report he ordered Mueller’s firing ‘fake news’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed as "fake news" a New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign….
Trump praises African leader after White House dustup
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to mend relations Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations….
In Davos speech, Trump to declare America open for business
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is looking forward to declaring at the World Economic Forum that America open for business….
Fire at hospital kills 37, injures scores in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire spread flames and smoke through a South Korean hospital Friday morning, killing at least 37 people, mainly from suffocation, and injuring nearly 130 others in one of the country's deadliest blazes in years. The dead included three hospital staff and several people in an intensive-care unit for respiratory illnesses….
More than a year later, Syria’s Aleppo still wrecked by war
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Aleppo's largest square was packed with people of all ages: young men performing a folk dance, children playing, others buying ice cream, popcorn, peanuts and salted pumpkin seeds. A giant sign spells out in colorful English letters, "I love Aleppo."…
Trump turns again on immigration, allies bash ‘Amnesty Don’
NEW YORK (AP) — Fearing betrayal on a signature campaign issue, President Donald Trump's loyalists across the country are lashing out against his proposal to create a path to citizenship for nearly 2 million "Dreamer" immigrants….
Secret report: Honduras’ new top cop helped cartel move coke
MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Jose David Aguilar Moran took over as Honduras' new national police chief last week, he promised to continue reforming a law enforcement agency stained by corruption and complicity with drug cartels….
Some liken Michigan State to Penn State amid abuse scandal
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports doctor Larry Nassar is on his way to prison for the rest of his life for molesting scores of young female athletes, but the scandal is far from over at Michigan State University as victims, lawmakers and a judge demand to know why he wasn't stopped years ago….
Casey Affleck will not attend Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another apparent consequence of the #MeToo movement, last year's best actor Oscar winner Casey Affleck will not be presenting at or attending the 90th Academy Awards….
Unease mixes with excitement as Pyeongchang awaits the world
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Just weeks before the Olympics, an unusual culture clash is taking place in Pyeongchang, and it's only partly about the anticipatory jitters in this remote, mountainous region before a swarm of foreigners arrives….