Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge
NEW YORK (AP) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more….
Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year….
Israeli army court closes doors on Palestinian teen’s trial
OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — The closely watched trial of a Palestinian girl for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers opened before an Israeli military court in the West Bank on Tuesday, but the judge ordered all proceedings to be held behind closed doors in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager….
South African ruling party leaders push for Zuma resignation
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday faced increasing pressure from the ruling ANC party to resign, as the government struggled to resolve a leadership crisis that has dragged on since last week….
Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other….
The AP Asks: What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as divided gets….
US tells anti-IS coalition to ‘keep eyes on prize’
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Trump administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners on Tuesday to refocus their efforts, overcome rivalries and concentrate on the task at hand: the eradication from Iraq and Syria of the extremist group….
Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, The Associated Press has learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by the militants that killed nearly 200 and despite President Donald Trump's angry rejection of any negotiations for now….
Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?
For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made this possible….
For Korean-American, Olympics are a chance to go home again
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When Song Hong used to tell his grandchildren about his childhood, he would joke that they were "country folks" from a rugged and rural corner of the world that none of their fellow Americans had ever heard of, or likely ever would….