Putin lays down a number: US must cut 755 Moscow diplomats
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the United States cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755 people, underlining his displeasure with U.S. sanctions and heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow….
Transgender soldier fears life setback after Trump’s tweet
BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops….
Trump’s new chief of staff takes over a White House in chaos
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new chief of staff is entering a West Wing battered by crisis….
Turnout in Venezuela assembly vote another point of conflict
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted to create a constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party with virtually unlimited powers – a turnout more than double that estimated by outsiders and by opponents who derided the announcement….
AP Investigation: A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers
DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs….
Q&A: A look at action around tough sentencing of juveniles
In the past decade or so, the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have taken steps to scale back the most extreme punishments for juvenile criminals. Here's how the laws have changed and some reasons why teens who were sentenced to life without parole are now getting a second chance:…
Officials: Afghan children smuggled to Pakistan seminaries
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside….
Afghan police: Car bombing targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bombing targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul on Monday, followed by gunfire, Afghan police officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties….
Luggage screening intensified after Australia airplane plot
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Security remained heightened in airports around Australia with more intense screening of luggage after law enforcement officials thwarted what a police chief described on Monday as a "credible attempt to attack an aircraft."…
Trump to award first Medal of Honor to Vietnam Army medic
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump….