Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, Ryan has suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling ...

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the sce...

Trump touts jobs commitment first made in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as p...

Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president

CAIRO (AP) — Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president, who has been released from detention and returned home. — Oct. 15 1981: Mubarak takes office after his predecess...

A new face in Belarus' anti-government protests: The poor

MALADZYECHNA, Belarus (AP) — The half-million Belarusians who can't find work in their country's stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchan...

Trump aide with Russia ties offers to talk to House panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to speak with the panel as part of its ongoing investiga...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: AP EXPLAINS-HONG KONG-NEW LEADER — Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in...

European Union leaders mark past but assess uncertain future

ROME (AP) — Hurt by Britain's planned exit, European Union leaders are making a pilgrimage to Rome this weekend with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle ...

German state vote 1st test for Merkel's euphoric rivals

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party faces a tough test from its center-left rival when one of Germany's smallest states kicks off the country's year of elections this weekend —...

House chairman apologizes to colleagues after Trump briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House claimed vindication while the House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized in the wake of his decision to brief President Donald Trump on secret intelli...

Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a man who doesn't like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it. Devin Nunes, a Republican congressman ...

A look at the wiretap flap from Trump tweets to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's startling allegation that former President Barack Obama tapped his phones during last year's election is pitting the White House against U.S. intelligence of...

Trump's pattern: Make claim first, then wait for facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Donald Trump, facts often follow fiction. Since the early days of his campaign, the president has developed a pattern: Make an outrageous claim. Dig i...

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong." Rockvi...

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. ...