Former FBI director Comey compares Trump to mob boss
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" in a sharply critical new book that describes Trump as fixated in the early days of his administration on having the FBI debunk salacious rumors he insisted were untrue but could distress his wife….
Trump flips on trade pact, weighs rejoining Pacific-Rim deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" agenda….
Trump plans to talk to allies before Syria strike decision
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all." The White House said Thursday he would consult further with allies….
Constand to confront Cosby after parade of women take aim
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand on Friday at his sexual assault retrial, making for a climactic courtroom showdown after five other women told jurors that the man once revered as "America's Dad" is a serial rapist who harmed them too….
Cuba’s ‘lost generation’ prepares to take power next week
HAVANA (AP) — Fidel and Raul Castro were scruffy young guerrillas in 1959, when they descended from Cuba's eastern mountains, seized power and never relinquished it….
Trump convenes task force to study US Postal System
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal System….
5 years, 5 lives: Snapshots from the Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) — One was an attacker. One was a volunteer first responder. One lost her leg. Another lost his little boy. And a police officer very nearly lost his own life….
Battle to save Africa’s elephants is gaining some ground
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened….
Palestinians stream to Gaza tent camps for mass protests
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians streamed on Friday to tent camps on Gaza's border with Israel for a third mass protest, amid concerns about more bloodshed after 27 Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli fire during the rallies in the preceding two weeks….
Will Democrats pluck the next president from city hall?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene….