Trump remarks on Kelly contrast with quiet tribute to son
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov. 9, 2010, in Afghanistan….
Spain calls Cabinet meeting after Catalan leader’s threat
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers….
Police capture shooter they say targeted 6 people he knew
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A sweeping multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on high alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings….
Uncertainty as Mideast turns a page with IS defeat in Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) — The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent….
Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic trading partner
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants….
China’s conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader….
5 months of Marawi siege reveals Philippine city in ruins
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops battled Thursday to defeat a final stand by the last dozens of pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city….
Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquake
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots a photo of two young boys hanging on a wall spider-webbed with deep cracks. He puts it under his arm to carry it out for the family….
Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed….
Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars….