Amid warnings, Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests….
Temporary OK for travel ban puts focus on Wednesday hearing
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect – at least for now – has intensified the attention on a legal showdown Wednesday afternoon before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to the administration's efforts….
Trump decision on Jerusalem could have deep repercussions
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday could have deep repercussions across the region….
Winds churn California wildfires, keep aircraft from helping
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The same vicious winds that turned three Southern California wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult….
As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea’s diplomatic pipelines
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's decision to hold talks with a senior United Nations official, who is also an American citizen and former U.S. diplomat, presents a rare opportunity for both sides to sound each other out in the increasingly isolated North Korean capital….
Kremlin to analyze IOC ban before taking any steps
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee's ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions regarding the country's participation, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday….
Nigerian migrants return from Libya with tales of horror
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Some knelt and placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer. Several carried small children. After being stranded in Libya on a failed attempt to reach Europe, more than 250 Nigerian migrants were brought home and began sharing stories of abuse and fear….
Amid positive talk, some in GOP offer blunt take on taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sounding a discordant note among the positive talk on the tax bill, a number of Republicans are delivering a blunt assessment, casting the bill as a boost to big corporations and the wealthy instead of the middle class….
West Coast crisis leads to rise in US homeless population
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities….
APNewsBreak: Network news accusers form victim support group
Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news have banded together to form a support network aimed at changing a newsroom culture they say has given men a free pass to misbehave for decades….