Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump's support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21….
5 killed in helicopter crash into New York City’s East River
NEW YORK (AP) — All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City's East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman….
Passenger plane crashes, catches fire at Kathmandu airport
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed as it landed Monday at Kathmandu airport in Nepal, an airport official said….
Despite heated rhetoric, little change on US-Mexico border
CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. Hundreds of Mexicans cross the border and line the sidewalks of Calexico's tiny downtown by 4 a.m., napping on cardboard sheets and blankets or sipping coffee from a 24-hour doughnut shop until buses leave for the fields….
Calm before the storm? North Korea still mum on Trump summit
TOKYO (AP) — News of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent shockwaves around the globe. But in North Korea – as of Monday, several days after the announcement – not a word about it had been reported by the state-run media….
Xi Jinping’s rule shatters hopes for China’s liberalization
BEIJING (AP) — When American scholar Orville Schell first visited China in 1975, Mao Zedong was leading the country through the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, when Chinese were being shamed, beaten and even killed for perceived political mistakes….
Officials tight-lipped in attack on California veterans home
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have so far been tight-lipped about why a former Army rifleman may have killed three women after a daylong siege at a veterans home in Napa County wine country….
Lots of talk, little action on curbing health care costs
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums….
Tim McGraw collapses on stage during Ireland performance
DUBLIN (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland….
Business as usual? Not really in this year’s NCAA Tournament
The coaches, players and TV announcers waited breathlessly for the reveal, then broke down the snubs, seedings and matchups with the same glee as kids unwrapping gifts under the Christmas tree. In all, the unveiling of the NCAA Tournament bracket felt pretty much like business as usual….