The Latest: Syrian TV: False alarm set off air defenses
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):…
Defending Trump in Russia probe? It’s hardly a dream job
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several prominent lawyers asked to help represent President Donald Trump in the last year have spurned the assignment at least partly out of concerns he wouldn't pay his bills and doesn't listen to legal advice, according to people familiar with the conversations….
What’s in those seized records? Trump’s biggest new worry
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney's office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children – and more than concerned that they don't know exactly what is in those records and electronic devices seized last week….
Young party official faces test as Cuba’s next president
SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Raul Castro travels in motorcades of gleaming imported sedans. Rings of grim-faced bodyguards protect him, pistols under crisp guayabera shirts. The 86-year-old president of Cuba arrives at official events moments before they begin, and the audience rises to applaud….
Trump to host Japan’s Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will play host to Japan's Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week amid growing strain between the two countries over the president's planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and his push for new tariffs….
Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men
NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company's longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image….
Supreme Court hearing case about online sales tax collection
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet….
Israeli series exposes raw wounds from ethnic Jewish divide
JERUSALEM (AP) — An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel's European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country's 70th anniversary festivities….
ABC makes unusual decision to release all of Comey talk
NEW YORK (AP) — Before airing George Stephanopoulos' interview with former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News made the unusual decision of releasing a full transcript
of its nearly five-hour talk, including all the material that was not included in the broadcast….
Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwyane Wade snuffed out one 76ers' rally by popping a 16-foot fadeaway with the shot clock ticking down. Wade made a halfhearted attempt at reaching his hand out toward a fallen defender before he scooted on his way….