Putin boasts of new Russian nuclear weapons
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia has tested new nuclear weapons, including a nuclear-powered cruise missile and a nuclear-powered underwater drone, that would be immune to enemy intercept….
Walmart, Dick’s expand corporate rift with gun lobby
NEW YORK (AP) — The rift between corporate America and the gun lobby is growing….
Hope Hicks leaving as Trump’s communication director
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's most trusted and longest-serving aides, abruptly announced her resignation, leaving a void around a president who values loyalty and affirmation….
Russian election assault poses quandary for 2018 campaigns
WASHINGTON (AP) — Encrypted messages. Two-factor authentication. Real-time monitoring of social media for malicious internet bot activity….
Russia says rebels shell exit corridor in Syria’s Ghouta
BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military on Thursday accused Syria's rebels of shelling a humanitarian corridor that Moscow set up with the Syrian government, offering residents of Damascus' besieged eastern suburbs a way out of the embattled enclave….
Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish law that makes it a crime to accuse the Polish nation of crimes that were committed by Nazi Germany took effect on Thursday, part of a larger effort by the nationalist authorities to harness history for its larger purpose of defending the country's honor and pride….
After Olympics, South Korea mulls reviving bulldozed forest
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — As hundreds of Olympic spectators flocked to a sparkling white ski slope cutting through the rugged mountains of Jeongseon, the marquee venue of this year's Winter Games, Cho Myung-hwan stepped back and looked up. He let out a sad chuckle….
TV ad aims to pressure Trump on transgender military service
WASHINGTON (AP) — Activist groups are turning to television ads – including on President Donald Trump's go-to station, Fox News – to pressure the White House into allowing transgender people to keep serving in the military….
Haunted: Students face fears on return to scene of shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Aria Siccone is haunted by the image: A terrified boy knocking on the door of her locked classroom as a gunman started firing at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School two week ago….
Sports betting’s big wager: Will younger bettors ante up?
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As the push to legalize sports gambling in the U.S. nears a crucial Supreme Court decision, states hoping to reap a financial windfall could face another hurdle: Attracting younger players used to online fantasy sports….