Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States….
Trump supporters greet tax law with shrugs and measured hope
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ask someone like Sam Banks about the tax plan President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, and you hear something other than the effusive joy Republicans in Congress put on display this week….
3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he ridiculed….
AP FACT CHECK: Tax plan shows 2 things can be true at once
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two things can be true at once. President Donald Trump's tax overhaul is slanted to the rich, as Democrats say and Republicans like to ignore. It also comes with tax cuts for average people, which Democrats bypass in slamming Trump's "betrayal" of the middle class….
Judge: American accused of fighting for IS must get lawyer
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Saturday that the U.S. military must provide legal counsel to an American citizen who was picked up months ago on the Syrian battlefield and accused of fighting with Islamic State militants….
Rough times for smugglers who knitted N. Korea to the world
JIAN, China (AP) — The former smuggler sits on the floor by a muted TV set, smoking cheap North Korean cigarettes one after the other. His hands are rough from years of hard work. His belt is knotted to keep his pants from slipping around his pole-thin waist….
Mosul’s morgue men endured worst of Islamic State butchery
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The young man ended up on the morgue's examining table in two parts….
For Mideast, 2018 could be a pivotal year in war and peace
CAIRO (AP) — Will 2018 dampen the fires that rage across the Middle East? Although skepticism is understandable, there is a glimmer of change….
1 body recovered, 36 feared dead in Philippine mall fire
DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was "zero" chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said….
Typhoon ravages south Philippines with 120 dead, 160 missing
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — One of the deadliest storms to hit the Philippines this year blew out of the country's south Sunday after leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 missing in landslides and flash floods….