SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Calls for justice and charges against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man aren't abating in California's capital city after an autopsy showed Stephon Clark was shot in the back, a counter to the department's statement that he was approaching officers when he was killed….
In Iowa’s GOP ag epicenter, tariffs spark Trump skepticism
HOSPERS, Iowa (AP) — In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there's a palpable sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump – who received more than 80 percent of the vote here in 2016 – could threaten residents' livelihood….
Mormon conference ushers in leaders as church faces scrutiny
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon conference this weekend in Utah will usher in a new era of church leadership that comes as the faith grapples with heightened scrutiny about its handling of sexual abuse reports and one-on-one interviews between local lay leaders and youth….
At volatile Syrian front line, US, Turkey on opposing sides
HALAWANJI, Syria (AP) — Perched on a green hilltop, Kurdish and Arab fighters face a tense front line separating them from Turkish-backed forces in this part of northern Syria. Behind them, American troops drive up and down the roads. Their aim: Make their presence known to prevent bursts of gunfire from spiraling into a battle….
Nobel Prize winner Malala visits her Pakistan hometown
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Saturday arrived in her hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls' education….
Trump’s talk of a Syria pullout nothing new
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria "very soon," while at odds with his own policy, was not a one-off: For weeks, top advisers have been fretting about an overly hasty withdrawal as the president has increasingly told them privately he wants out, U.S. officials said….
Nightclub gunman’s widow sobs as jury finds her not guilty
The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack and lying to the FBI afterward – a rare and stinging defeat for the U.S. government in a terrorism case….
Israeli says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go on
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel will target "terror organizations" in Gaza if violence along the territory's border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence….
EPA to loosen rules for automobile gas mileage, pollution
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards….
K-Pop time: South Koreans fly to Pyongyang for rare concerts
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea's biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean ties after years of tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions….