Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

WASHINGTON — Police in the U.S. capital are seeking the arrest of a dozen Turkish security agents and two others accused of taking part in a violent attack on protesters during an official visit by Turkey's president last month, a melee that became a major irritant in U.S.-Turkish ties.

Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

By GREGORY KATZ and DANICA KIRKA Of The Associated Press LONDON — They banged on windows, screamed for help, dropped children from smoky floors in a desperate attempt to save ...

Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice

By ERICA WERNER  Of The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot and wounded by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a ...

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA BALDOR Of The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he can now set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan after receiving the authority ...

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana's next congressman, Greg Gianforte, avoided jail time Monday after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected. Gallatin County Justice ...

NBC's Kelly faces blowback for Alex Jones interview

NEW YORK — Megyn Kelly defended her decision to feature “InfoWars” host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat Monday from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to “shine a light” on newsmakers.

Iraq: Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

HASSAN SHAM U2 CAMP, Iraq — Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul killed at least two people and sickened over 700, Iraq's health minister said Tuesday. Some officials accused a Qatar-based charity of providing tainted food — a claim that could not be confirmed.

 

Under Trump, US militias not ready to lay down arms

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — In the woods south of Atlanta, John and Yvette DeMaria are with about a dozen camouflage-wearing, heavily armed Americans huffing and puffing as they scramble to navigate the sprawling piece of property where they train, one weekend a month, to ward off enemies — foreign or domestic.

Thousands protest across Russia; opposition leader arrested

By JIM HEINTZ and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Of The Associated Press MOSCOW — Thousands of people took part in anti-corruption protests across Russia on Monday in a new show of defiance by an opposition ...

Drowning fears up in US West as rivers surge with snowmelt

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Massive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in mountains throughout the western United States are thundering with greater force than they have for years — and proving deadly as warm weather melts the deepest mountain snowpack in recent memory.

Comey says he was fired over Russia probe, blasts 'lies'

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign, bluntly accusing the White House of spreading “lies, plain and simple.”

Wounded May vows to stay as UK PM; says Brexit will go on

LONDON — Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in Parliament, a politically wounded but defiant Theresa May soldiered on Friday as Britain's prime minister, resisting pressure to resign after the failure of a high-stakes election gamble that made the massive challenge of untangling Britain from the European Union only more complex and uncertain.

Britons cast ballots in election marred by terror attacks

LONDON — Britain voted Thursday in an election that started out as an attempt by Prime Minister Theresa May to increase her party's majority in Parliament ahead of Brexit negotiations but was upended by terror attacks in Manchester and London during the campaign's closing days.

Qatari crisis could spell new trouble for embattled Hamas

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Qatar, one of the few foreign backers of Hamas, faces massive pressure from its Gulf neighbors to cut ties with the Islamic militant group. If it does, the result could be disastrous for Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Woman accused of leak indicted, faces detention hearing

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A young woman accused of leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter was indicted by a federal grand jury as she awaited a court hearing Thursday to determine whether she must remain jailed pending a trial.

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