Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era….
Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked – not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was….
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now impeachment
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his lack of resignation during a national address vowed more protests to make him leave….
White House open to striking health provision from tax bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump's top legislative priorities….
AP Interview: Trump’s ex-staffer Scaramucci visits Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — Washington may not have seen the last of "The Mooch."…
WH: Trump not stumping for Moore due to discomfort with bid
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women but isn't calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state's voters should decide, the White House says….
‘It never really leaves you.’ Opioids haunt users’ recovery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine….
Theo’s journey: A transgender child at war with his body
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Theo Ramos learned how to cut himself when he was in fifth grade, when his body seemed to revolt….
Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech Monday that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims….
Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees
This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners….