At least 67 civilians found dead in Syria town taken from IS
BEIRUT (AP) — The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria retaken from IS by government troops over the weekend, activists said Monday….
Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — House Republicans, with the urging of President Donald Trump, will strive to pass a budget this week so they can turn their attention to tax reform. Trump warned that action on tax reform is crucial to avoiding political failure in 2018….
Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comrades
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by President Donald Trump have tainted the case….
Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi
CLARK, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia….
The Latest: Catalan parliament to hold key meeting Thursday
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government's response (all times local):…
Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash….
As far right rises, LGBTQ gun group hits firing line in NY
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The former pacifist pumped a shotgun at the firing line….
Who killed Kim Jong Un’s half brother? Here’s what we know
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Eight months after the audacious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother, a Malaysian court is trying to unweave a complicated web of deception, political intrigue and cold-blooded brutality – a scheme allegedly cooked up by a network of North Koreans who have never, and almost certainly never will, set foot in the courthouse….
Mementos hold Thais’ fond memories of beloved King Bhumibol
BANGKOK (AP) — As Thailand prepares for the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, memories of him and his reign live in mementos dear to many Thais. His image is depicted on coins, amulets, statues and pins, and his works on Thailand's behalf are immortalized in art showing him visiting rural areas and working on development projects he supported. Millions of mourners have prostrated themselves before Bhumibol's body, which has lain in state at a Bangkok palace fo…
Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night's ceremony to present Letterman with the Mark Twain award for American humor….