Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea….
Trump’s plan to remove McMaster wasn’t true _ until it was
WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't true, it wasn't true – until it was….
Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late scuffles and conservatives objections to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White House….
Activists: Hours before cease-fire, 37 killed in Syrian town
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescuers and a war monitoring group say 37 people were killed in airstrikes in a town in the eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, just hours before a cease-fire went into effect after midnight….
China may hike tariffs on US pork, aluminum, other goods
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation in a tariff dispute with President Donald Trump and girded for a bigger battle over technology policy as financial markets sank on fears of disruption to global commerce….
Roommate’s mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers….
Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac PD: Stop killing us!"…
Life support ending for ‘brain dead’ school shooting victim
A teenage girl was brain dead days after being shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school and was to be removed from life support, her mother said Thursday….
Tweet offering home to gun protesters launches movement
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a rare tweet by a woman who had – "maybe" – 28 followers on Twitter….
Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex….