‘Obamacare’ repeal reeling after Senate defeat
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol….
White House tensions catch fire with Scaramucci interviews
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability….
Pakistani court disqualifies PM on allegation of corruption
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A five-judge panel of Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption against him and his family….
Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry has ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia….
‘Big hunt’ for Russian hackers, but no obvious election link
MOSCOW (AP) — Pyotr Levashov appeared to be just another comfortable member of Russia's rising middle-class – an IT entrepreneur with a taste for upmarket restaurants, Thai massages and foreign travel….
Thousands of North Korean laborers in US-allied Gulf nations
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As pressure on North Korea grows over its nuclear weapons program, America's most valued Arab allies host thousands of its laborers whose wages help Pyongyang evade sanctions and build the missiles now threatening the U.S. and its Asian partners, officials and analysts say….
AP Explains: What is Venezuela’s constituent assembly?
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has provoked international criticism and enraged his political opponents by pushing for a special assembly to rewrite the troubled South American nation's constitution….
Israeli police on high alert for prayers at Jerusalem site
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police were on high alert Friday ahead of Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine at the center of recent tensions….
Man killed in fair thrill ride wreck joined Marines week ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high school student who dreamed for years of joining the military and had just enlisted in the Marines was killed when a spinning and swinging thrill ride broke apart and sent several of its passengers tumbling onto the midway at the Ohio State Fair….
Mainstream Model 3 holds promise _ and peril _ for Tesla
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — For Tesla, everything is riding on the Model 3….