Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty" and warned of further action against the unprecedented Iranian aggression….
Trump defends former aide after abuse claims bring criticism
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse….
Trump won’t declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russia probe….
The Latest: Israel says Iran drone use ‘playing with fire’
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel offensive against Iranian targets in Syria (all times local):…
Come visit: South Korea’s leader invited to North Korea
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A rare invitation to Pyongyang for the South Korean president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerated diplomatic warming that included more handshakes, some Korean liquor over lunch and the potential shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics….
The Latest: Short-track semifinals underway in Pyeongchang
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):…
American fans calm in Korea with worried relatives back home
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A 15-year-old American girl looked at her parents across the dinner table two weeks before they were scheduled to get on a plane for South Korea to fulfill her years-long dream of seeing the Olympics. She wanted them to know she was happy they were going, she told them, even as she worried they might not make it home….
In Pennsylvania, tax arguments from Dems, GOP get early test
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare….
Unfulfilled pledge by Trump White House on Spanish website
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nada de nada – nothing at all….
US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day
A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent week on Wall Street that left the market with its steepest weekly slide in two years….