Feds: Truck attack suspect said ‘he felt good about’ rampage
NEW YORK (AP) — The suspect in a deadly truck rampage was inspired by the Islamic State group's online videos and plotted his New York City attack for two months, renting a truck ahead of time to practice turning it, federal authorities said in a criminal complaint bringing terrorism charges against the Uzbek immigrant….
Acquaintances say bike path suspect was argumentative, angry
NEW YORK (AP) — Some saw him as disagreeable and argumentative, others as quiet and prayerful. He was said to be hardworking but also seemed to simmer with disillusionment over financial and career setbacks….
Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton's campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated Press….
Rick Gates: A Trump survivor is tested by Mueller probe
NEW YORK (AP) — Inside Trump Tower, some knew Rick Gates as "the walking dead."…
Asia braces for Trump and his unpredictable foreign policy
BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump vowed a more "unpredictable" foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is any indication….
House GOP set to unveil tax overhaul; keeps retirement rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are set to unveil their far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday, making major changes yet looking to preserve current tax rules for retirement accounts popular with middle-class Americans and to retain a top income-tax rate for million-dollar earners….
Suu Kyi visits Myanmar region torn by Rohingya conflict
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar's leader Thursday to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia's worst refugee crisis in decades….
Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas….
Catalan politicians to be quizzed in Spain rebellion case
MADRID (AP) — Ousted Catalan government members and lawmakers began arriving at two Spanish courts in Madrid on Thursday to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region's independence….
3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; police seek suspect
THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman before fleeing in a car on Wednesday night, according to Colorado authorities….