Senate GOP hustles to meet tax bill holdouts’ demands
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are stepping quickly to meet competing demands of holdout GOP senators for a tax overhaul package expected to add $1 trillion to the nation's deficit over 10 years….
Accusers face risks in breaking nondisclosure agreements
CHICAGO (AP) — Details of alleged sexual assaults by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Bill Cosby and other famous figures are now widely known in part because several accusers did something they promised in writing never to do: They talked publicly about their allegations….
Colleges review honors amid sexual misconduct allegations
The wave of sexual allegations from Hollywood to Washington has left many U.S. colleges weighing whether to revoke honorary degrees and other accolades awarded to prominent men accused of misconduct….
Trial focused on shooting despite spotlight on immigration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Though the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle became a flashpoint in an intense national debate over immigration, the issue was never addressed inside the courtroom where a jury acquitted a Mexican national of murder and manslaughter – a verdict President Donald Trump called "disgraceful."…
Officials: Trump might declare Jerusalem the Israeli capital
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, officials say, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East but would be a way to offset a likely decision delaying his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy there….
US shipping vast amounts of a dirty oil byproduct worldwide
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead….
AP sources: Trump considers replacing Tillerson with Pompeo
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of clashes on policy and personality, President Donald Trump is considering ousting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with hard-nosed CIA Director Mike Pompeo following less than a year on the job, senior U.S. officials said as turmoil within Trump's national security team burst into the open….
Burundi’s government enforcers now killed for their silence
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Vanessa Kaneza is on the run, hiding from security agents she believes killed her husband and may want to harm her….
Seoul: N. Korea’s new missile could reach Washington
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two days after North Korea test-launched its most powerful missile to date, a clearer picture is emerging of Pyongyang's impressive technological achievement – and what still remains before it can legitimately threaten the continental United States….
Pope to greet Rohingya refugees at Bangladesh peace prayer
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis ordained 16 priests during a Mass in Bangladesh on Friday, the start of a busy day that will bring him face-to-face with Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar at an interreligious prayer for peace….