Analysis: Can the GOP survive the Trump presidency?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the traditional Republican Party survive the presidency of Donald Trump?…
AP source: Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night….
Absence of Xi heir among new China leaders raises questions
BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday unveiled the new lineup of six men who will assist him as he embarks on a second five-year term centered on protecting and projecting the party's interests at home and abroad. Among them was a notable absence: an obvious successor to Xi, raising questions over how long he intends to rule….
EPA chemical review would exclude millions of tons of toxins
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of asbestos, flame retardants and other toxins in homes, offices and industrial plants across the United States….
Bergdahl due back in court with Trump talk looming over case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to a military courtroom at Fort Bragg Wednesday for his sentencing hearing, where prosecutors plan to present evidence that fellow service members were seriously wounded in a fruitless search for him after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan….
Sheriff’s spokesman: 2 dead in campus shooting, suspect fled
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A sheriff's spokesman says two people have been fatally shot on the campus at Grambling State University, and the shooter fled the scene….
After independence vote, Kurdish leaders feel under siege
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Just a month ago, Iraq's Kurds were celebrating their symbolic vote for independence as a historic step toward their decades-old dream of statehood, with enough energy reserves to guarantee generations of prosperity….
Thailand begins solemn 5-day funeral for King Bhumibol
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Wednesday began an elaborate five-day funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej with his son, the new monarch, performing Buddhist merit-making rites in preparation for moving Bhumibol's remains to a spectacular golden crematorium….
You own it: New Zealand party told to pay for Eminem rip-off
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge said Eminem's lyrics "You own it, you better never let it go" turned out to be prophetic after ruling a political party breached copyright by using a song similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads….
Kershaw, Dodgers beat Astros 3-1 in hot World Series opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No sweat, Clayton Kershaw….