Bannon faults George W. Bush for ‘destructive’ presidency
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House….
Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general….
Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene….
Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation’s tax system
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans….
Experts say Chile poet did not die of cancer, deepen mystery
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A team of international scientists said Friday that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer or malnutrition, rejecting the official cause of death but not laying to rest one of the great mysteries of post-coup Chile….
King’s legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbye
HUAY HOM, Thailand (AP) — Half a century has passed and the king is dead, but the villagers of Huay Hom still haven't forgotten the day Bhumibol Adulyadej descended by helicopter into their remote, impoverished mountain valley in northern Thailand and changed their lives forever….
Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday
that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria….
Chinese power over North Korea? It’s more myth than reality
BEIJING (AP) — At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world's most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs….
Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself….
Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government is activating a previously untapped constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians….