Monday, May 22, 2017
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  • Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are ‘a celebration’
    Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 AM
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed its second-to-last show Sunday afternoon, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past.
  • Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame
    Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 AM
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony.
  • Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights
    Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 AM

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the “magnificent” kingdom and “the grandeur of this remarkable place.”

  • Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing
    Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted.

  • In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone
    Friday, May 19, 2017 11:24 PM
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.
  • Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists
    Friday, May 19, 2017 11:23 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab leaders to “drive out the terrorists from your places of worship,” according to a draft of the speech obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison
    Friday, May 19, 2017 11:22 PM
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his “life’s dream in public service.”
  • Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
    Friday, May 19, 2017 12:14 AM
    NEW YORK (AP) — A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and screaming before he was subdued by police and bystanders.
  • Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.
    Friday, May 19, 2017 12:13 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — There could be a side benefit for Rod Rosenstein in appointing a special counsel to head an investigation into possible Russian coordination with the Trump campaign: reviving his own reputation, heavily battered for his role in the firing of James Comey, who had been leading the probe.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 12:12 AM

    DENVER (AP) — The detention of a Cuban immigrant set to rejoin his family after he was mistakenly released from prison, then put back, has raised questions about whether more people from the island nation will be deported from the United States now that relations between the two countries have thawed.

  • With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal
    Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:01 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, coupling the move with fresh ballistic missile sanctions to show it isn’t going light on the Islamic republic.
  • Mexico’s president calls for more protection of journalists
    Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 AM
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Shouts of “justice” echoed from the press corps Wednesday moments after Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto called for a moment of silence for journalists who have been murdered at a frightening pace.
  • Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:59 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump’s associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week’s abrupt firing of James Comey.
  • Trump interviews 4 for FBI director
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:58 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday interviewed four potential candidates to lead the FBI, including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and Andrew McCabe, currently the bureau’s acting director.
  • Ralph Lauren names Procter & Gamble executive as CEO
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:57 PM
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Lauren Corp. has tapped Procter & Gamble beauty executive Patrice Louvet as its next CEO as the preppy fashion brand seeks to turn its business around.
  • Besieged White House denies, defends
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:49 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau’s investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes disclosed late Tuesday that Comey wrote after the meeting.
  • Uninhabited Pacific isle has 38 million pieces of trash
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:47 AM
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches.
  • Missile Defense 101: N. Korea could hit with little warning
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:05 AM
    TOKYO (AP) — The scenario has become pretty familiar by now. Sometime in the early morning, a missile roars off its launcher in North Korea and flies off — to a splash zone somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. But what if Pyongyang wasn’t just testing its hardware or drilling its troops? How long would it take to hit its real-world, primary targets?
  • Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:00 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) — Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president's campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny.

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