Trump jokes ‘who’s next?’ as tumult engulfs his White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump consumed Thursday morning's TV headlines with amusement. Reports of tumult in the administration were at a feverish pitch – even on his beloved Fox News – as the president reflected on the latest staff departures during an Oval Office conversation with Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff John Kelly….
Democrats ponder midterm choices: Liberals, moderates, both?
ATLANTA (AP) — Pennsylvania's Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican territory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump….
Congress demands Pentagon, DOJ investigate child sex assault
Congress reacted Thursday to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem….
6 months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico pleads for help
COROZAL, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria shredded the electric poles in this plantain farming town high in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, leaving tens of thousands of people without power or running water. Desperate, residents of the town's Barrio Mana neighborhood asked federal officials for a generator to pump water from the well that supplies the neighborhood's 130 families….
Blue bus of Kabul brings joys of reading to Afghan children
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The children of Kabul love the blue bus – they rush toward it every time it pulls into their street, eager to come onboard, their young eyes brimming with excitement….
Russia will expel British diplomats in poisoning standoff
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will expel British diplomats in a worsening global standoff over a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy – but still isn't saying when or how many….
Vietnam commemorates 50th anniversary of My Lai massacre
MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) — More a thousand people in Vietnam marked Friday's 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre, the most notorious episode in modern U.S. military history, with talk of peace and cooperation instead of hatred….
Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers
MIAMI (AP) — As Florida authorities work to identify the people who died in Thursday's catastrophic bridge collapse, state and federal investigators will begin the task of figuring out how and why the five-day-old span failed….
Snow science: Crystal clues to climate change, watersheds
HIGHMOUNT, N.Y. (AP) — Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue….
Toys R Us closing stirs up memories, a little guilt
You could argue I had already grown out of Toys R Us by the time I first set foot in one….