Trump tweets mock video of him beating CNN, sparks criticism
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump crowned his weekend rage against the news media with a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit – his face obscured by the CNN logo – outside a wrestling ring….
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory but IS strikes back; 15 killed
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group is striking back with suicide bombings as Iraqi forces appear on the cusp of full victory in Mosul, with at least 15 people killed in the latest assaults across Iraq, officials said Monday….
Focus at pope’s hospital for kids put profits over patients
ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase pediatric hospital were angry: Corners were being cut. Safety protocols were being ignored. And sick children were suffering….
AP Investigation: Key findings about the ‘pope’s hospital’
Here are key findings from The Associated Press investigation into the Vatican's showcase children's hospital, Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital. The hospital denied the findings, threatened legal action against the AP and pointed to a 2015 report clearing it….
Arab nations extend deadline in Qatar crisis by 48 hours
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A group of Arab nations early on Monday extended a deadline for Qatar to respond to their list of demands in a diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf by 48 hours, saying Kuwait's emir requested the delay as part of his efforts to mediate the dispute….
China’s Xi warns Trump of ‘negative factors’ hurting US ties
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned President Donald Trump on Monday that "some negative factors" are hurting U.S.-China relations, as tensions flare anew over a slew of long-standing sore points….
Smackdown! Trump’s insult act comes from pro wrestling hype
NEW YORK (AP) — Making bombastic boasts. Dropping signature catch phrases. Attaching insults to rivals' names. Shouting down perceived enemies….
White House: Trump backs repeal-only health bill as ‘option’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressuring wavering senators to back a Republican bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law but is holding open a repeal-only option if Republicans can't reach agreement over the July 4 recess, Trump's top legislative aide says….
Police say suspect in abduction viewed sexual fetish website
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A website that hosted an "Abduction 101" forum linked to a 28-year-old suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois bills itself as the most popular sexual fetish networking site on the internet – and it has faced pressure in recent months to be clearer about not tolerating behavior that could be regarded as criminal….
July Fourth holiday brings mixed feelings for minorities
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts….