In Flynn, Mueller unearths more lies _ and a key witness
WASHINGTON (AP) — More smoke but no smoking gun….
Egypt massacre in Sinai may point to an even more bloody IS
CAIRO (AP) — The massacre of more than 300 worshippers at a mosque in Egypt's Sinai crossed a new line – even by militants' brutal standards – and could be a sign the Islamic State group is trying to make up for the loss of its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria or that an even more ultra-extremist faction is rising in power….
Senate OKs tax bill as Trump, GOP near big legislative win
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate early Saturday after a burst of eleventh-hour horse trading, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a giant step toward giving President Donald Trump one of his top priorities by Christmas….
Analysis: Face-to-face with Rohingya, pope ditches diplomacy
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis has gotten into trouble before for ditching diplomatic protocol and calling a spade a spade, most famously when he labeled the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a "genocide" from the altar of St. Peter's Basilica….
Investigator: Some officials resisted Charlottesville review
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An independent report that found serious police and government failures in responding to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this summer also accuses police agencies of putting up roadblocks to the investigation….
San Francisco defends sanctuary status as backlash mounts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of killing a woman on a popular pier, some calling for a boycott of the city that fiercely defends its reputation as a refuge for all….
McConnell turns to antagonist to help pass tax package
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealt a setback on taxes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to turn to one of his harshest Republican antagonists to pass the most sweeping tax package in more than three decades….
Hawaii’s attack siren barely heard on popular tourist beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials were checking if sirens intended to alert tourists and residents to a possible nuclear attack from North Korea malfunctioned or were not loud enough Friday after the first test of the warning system since the end of the Cold War was barely heard at one of the state's most popular beaches….
First baby from a uterus transplant in the US born in Dallas
The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden….
Amid accusations, Roy Moore fighting for campaign cash
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore has celebrated his isolated fight against the political establishment in both parties. The outsider story may resonate with Alabama voters, but the reality has a clear downside: The Senate candidate and his allies are almost completely cut off from the GOP's traditional donor network and struggling to raise money for the final-weeks sprint to Election Day….