Hard to define America’s middle class, courted by both sides
WASHINGTON (AP) — What is middle class?…
Egypt triggers major security shakeup a week after ambush
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt launched a major shakeup of its security services on Saturday in an apparent reaction to an ambush by militants outside Cairo last week that killed at least 16 police troopers….
AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt….
Power of anti-Trump resistance in question in Virginia race
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic politicians….
Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in ‘outlaw’ behavior
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike….
The Latest: Supporters of Spanish unity gather for rally
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):…
For Spanish and Catalan economies, no winners from standoff
MADRID (AP) — Xavier Gabriel can take some credit if the tiny Catalan mountain town of Sort is one of the most famous in Spain….
Somalia police end night-long siege of hotel, 23 dead
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege by at a Mogadishu hotel by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon. The attack killed 23 people….
Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past
NEW YORK (AP) — While declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, President Donald Trump said: "Nobody has seen anything like what's going on now."…
Their caliphate in ruins, IS militants melt into the desert
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants, routed from one urban stronghold after another in Syria, have recently been moving deeper into Syria's remote desert, where experts say they are regrouping and preparing their next incarnation….