Trump’s transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops….
AP Analysis: GOP disunity painfully clear in Senate debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate debate over health care has made it painfully clear: behind their self-confident "repeal and replace" slogan, Republicans were never united around an alternative to "Obamacare."…
State fair to open without rides after deadly malfunction
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state fair, where one person was killed and seven others were injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride broke apart, will be open Thursday, officials said, but the rides won't be running until they all are determined to be safe….
Muslim leaders tell faithful to return to Jerusalem shrine
JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly Palestinian attack at the compound….
Only on AP: Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aide
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia's massive lobbying efforts in America's capital amid a diplomatic dispute among Arab nations….
Trump emboldens friendly foreign leaders, leaves foes wary
Are you a friend or foe? That seems to be uppermost in President Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy in the first six months of office….
Amazon and Foxconn reflect a growing trend: Deliver it now
WASHINGTON (AP) — In today's economy, speed is everything….
Suspects to plead innocent over Kim Jong Nam’s assassination
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead innocent when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday, their lawyers said….
Businesses, cities cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds
BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Millions of eyes will be fixed on the sky when a total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. in August, and it's likely many of them will be safely behind the special glasses churned out by a Tennessee company….
Police: Bieber accidentally hits photog with pickup truck
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say Justin Bieber has accidentally struck a photographer with his pickup truck in Beverly Hills….