Senate leaders’ budget deal faces opposition in both parties
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its chances just a day before the latest government shutdown deadline….
Syria confirms rare US airstrike on pro-government forces
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run media on Thursday confirmed a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, citing reports of dozens killed and wounded from the attack….
South Korean president to meet North Korean leader’s sister
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials when they visit the South this week for the Winter Olympics, his spokesman said Thursday….
North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held a massive military parade highlighted by intercontinental ballistic missiles in its capital on Thursday, just one day before South Korea hosts the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics….
Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favor of ‘Dreamers’
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants – and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could….
George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that "there's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 American presidential election….
Pentagon misconduct complaints increase; fewer found guilty
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department investigators….
AP Exclusive: AP finds food used as weapon against Rohingya
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time….
Ancient temple left neglected as Yemen war threatens history
MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Along a narrow road in Yemen choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war….
Philly feting 1st Super Bowl title with parade
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over – year after year, decade after decade, across generations of faithful but frustrated fans – well, it's here, Philly. It's finally here. Your beloved Eagles are heading up Broad Street….