Pence carves his own political ID, on behalf of Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he has been carving out his own political identity as the steady understudy to a mercurial president….
Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans on Tuesday voted in large numbers an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy….
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Lebanon’s army prepares to clear border area of IS militants
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's U.S.-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near Syrian border, seeking to end a years-long threat posed to neighboring towns and villages by the extremists….
Powerful Venezuela assembly meets again as pressure mounts
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Foreign ministers from 14 nations are meeting in Peru on Tuesday in hopes of finding consensus on a regional response to Venezuela's growing political crisis, while President Nicolas Maduro's all-powerful constitutional assembly is forging ahead on promises to punish the embattled leader's foes….
US nixes sleep apnea test plan for truckers, train engineers
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk….
Marine mammal used in pioneering research back in limelight
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life….
Trump has escaped Washington, but don’t call it a vacation
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump would like to interrupt his vacation to deliver the following message: Don't call this a vacation….
Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users
NEW YORK (AP) — A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals….
Haruo Nakajima, who played the original 1954 Godzilla, dies
TOKYO (AP) — He stomped over miniature bridges and buildings in a rubber suit and gave the world Godzilla, the fire-breathing, screeching monster that became Japan's star cultural export and an enduring symbol of the pathos and destruction of the nuclear age….