Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia, describing it as a "...

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December m...

The Latest: Trump's praise of leader doesn't match US facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on AP Fact Checks for the previous week (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says the leader of the Philippines is doing...

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encount...

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump...

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Carter had been impressed with the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski well before he won the presidency in 1980. That he immediately liked the Polish-born acade...

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Down to the final day of his lengthy first international trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to ...

Police: Man charged with drawing, buying people's blood

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland man was paying people to draw their blood and storing the blood in large quantities in an abandoned apartment in Washington. The Washingt...

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. ...

The Latest: FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Washington Post reports that the FBI is ...

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, winning re-election may have been the easy part. His wide-margin victory over a hard-line rival shows a majority of Iranian ...

How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have safely removed an estimated 40,000 bees that bedeviled a Virginia townhouse community. ...

World media reacts to Taiwan court ruling on same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s Council of Grand Justices on Wednesday ruled the current civil law banning same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, ordering the legislature to either amend the ...

First executive producer of 'MacNeil/Lehrer Report' dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al Vecchione, the first executive producer of "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" on PBS, has died. PBS said in a story on its website that his family says Vecchione, who w...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 24 The Telegraph on the Manchester Arena bombing: They ...