The Latest: Judge orders White House to return Acosta pass

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 10:30 a.m. ...

Brexit, Italy, trade: Risks piling up for Europe's economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's five-year economic expansion is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with a potential debt explosion in Italy, a U.S.-China trade war and the risk of a disorderly Br...

French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions

PARIS (AP) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War. Le Maire made the alarm-so...

A look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it is expelling American Bruce Byron Lowrance after he slipped unlawfully into the police state known for its anti-U.S. fervor. He is belie...

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the...

Obama recalls 2016 speech during book tour condemning Trump

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning President Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting a woman ...

Dem power players want Pelosi but centrists push back

WASHINGTON (AP) — If it was up to most of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi would be the obvious choice to become speaker of the House. But within the ranks of the chamber's Democratic majority, ther...

Ready to fight? 2020 Democrats frame the race on their terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Democrats have yet to say whether they plan to seek their party's nomination for the presidency in 2020, but in speeches across the country, they seem to be testing out messages...

Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Ni...

Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to donor's wife

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation's most ...

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us." ...

Senator spoke of 'difficult' voting for liberals in video

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote. ...

Florida: bitter US Senate race headed to a hand recount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott an...

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in the ...

Trump seeks confirmation of new US ambassador to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Senate to approve a new ambassador to Iraq as the U.S. ratchets up pressure on neighboring Iran and as some Republicans in Congress call for a st...