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Russian novel tells story of survival, love in Stalin's camp

MOSCOW (AP) — Guzel Yakhina's grandmother was a little girl when Soviet agents burst into her home and deported the whole family to the frozen woods of Siberia. Decades later, she shared those memorie...

Michigan man held for spying in Russia was frequent visitor

DETROIT (AP) — As a staff sergeant with the Marines in Iraq, Paul Whelan enjoyed fine cigars and showed an affinity for Russia — even spending two weeks of military leave in Moscow and St. Petersburg ...

Yemeni mom wins fight to fly to US to give dying son kiss

All Shaima Swileh wants is to give her son one more kiss before he dies. The Yemeni woman is about to get her wish after winning her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration'...

US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China's growing influence there. ...

US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged in an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found an American lawyer antici...

US: Russia violates missile treaty that Trump wants to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration official says Russia is violating the landmark nuclear missile treaty from which the White House is preparing to withdraw. The senior officia...

Republicans divided over Trump's posture toward Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its ...

Ed Department investigates claims against women's programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old...

US to impose new Russia sanctions over spy poisoning in UK

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain this spring. The...

Delayed Obama for-profit fraud protection ordered into force

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has denied a request to further delay an Obama-era regulation that helps students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their student loans forgiven. ...

DeVos will not seek further delay of Obama for-profits rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it will no longer try to delay an Obama-era regulation that helped students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their loans forgiven. ...

Transgender policy studied in Georgia school assault case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is investigating whether a Georgia school district's policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a "hostile environment"...

DeVos to miss deadline in easing college fraud protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it'll miss a key deadline in its push to ease regulations for for-profit colleges. A rule being drafted by Education Secretary Betsy D...

Education Department rolls out new federal student app

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is unveiling a mobile program intended to make it easier for students to apply for federal financial aid. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos r...

Kavanaugh allegations join debate over campus investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and also choking back tears, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate tes...