White House downgrades Kushner’s security clearance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The security clearance of White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded, significantly reducing his access to classified information, according to two people informed of the decision….
Hicks declines to answer panel’s questions about White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks declined to answer questions about her time in the White House during a nine-hour, closed-door interview with the House intelligence committee, saying she was advised not to….
Thousands of well-armed rebel fighters are in Syria’s Ghouta
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government's battle to recapture the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus is likely to be a long and bloody fight because of the presence of thousands of battle-hardened fighters who have had years to prepare….
Students wary, hopeful, on return to site of school shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The walkway leading onto the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is lined with flowers and photographs, memorials to the 17 students and teachers killed in a Valentine's Day massacre that forever altered their lives and thrust them into the center of the nation's gun debate….
Bollywood legend Sridevi mourned by fans in Mumbai
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Thousands of grieving fans gathered in Mumbai on Wednesday to pay respects to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend….
Graham, wary of politics in life, gets Capitol salute
WASHINGTON (AP) — He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life – and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. Billy Graham is getting a rare tribute from the nation's top political leaders under Capitol Rotunda….
GOP winner of Arizona primary expected to win US House seat
PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican winner of a special primary election to replace a disgraced Arizona congressman is the immediate favorite to win the U.S. House seat….
In patriarchal Japan, saying ‘Me Too’ can be risky for women
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women who say "Me too" do so at their own risk….
Plenty of opinions, but few solutions to fix college hoops
The cracked facade of NCAA hoops appears to be crumbling and while LeBron James, John Calipari and many agree that college basketball should be overhauled, there's no consensus on how to repair the system….
School kids rule: Digital designs are 2020 Olympic mascots
TOKYO (AP) — The schoolchildren have had their say: A pair of futuristic digital characters will be the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics….