Trump chides Giuliani to ‘get his facts straight’ on Stormy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that Rudy Giuliani, the aggressive new face of his legal team, needed to "get his facts straight" about the hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Giuliani quickly came up with a new version….
Hard-line US demands on China raise stakes in trade talks
BEIJING (AP) — A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world's two largest economies….
Court vacates Kennedy cousin Skakel’s murder conviction
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in the 1975 bludgeoning death of a girl in wealthy Greenwich….
Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation – but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight….
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano jolts with lava, quakes and gas
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Sputtering lava, strong earthquakes and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big Island of Hawaii as magma shifted underneath a restless Kilauea volcano….
Trump exit from Iran nuclear deal enters uncharted territory
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not as simple as just saying "we're out" of the Iran nuclear deal….
Georgia executes killer of off-duty prison guard
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia inmate executed for a 1996 shotgun slaying twitched briefly as the lethal injection flowed into his body and groaned….
McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgery
WASHINGTON (AP) — A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery….
China’s Xi free trader to world, champion of Marx at home
BEIJING (AP) — To the world, China's President Xi Jinping presents himself as a champion of free markets. At home, he's leading a campaign to promote the works of communist philosopher Karl Marx, who 150 years ago famously warned of the dangers of global capitalism….
Albert Pujols becomes 32nd player in 3,000-hit club
SEATTLE (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken-bat single Friday night against Seattle and becoming the 32nd player in major league history to join the exclusive club….