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Trump opens first presidential trip abroad in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2017-05-20 03:12
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- President Donald Trump opened his first trip abroad since taking office, touching down Saturday in Saudi Arabia for a visit aimed at building stronger partnerships to combat terrorism in the region and moving past the controversies engulfing his young administration....
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The Latest: Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2017-05-20 03:12
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):...
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Rising GOP figure Tom Cotton in Iowa as Trump faces turmoil

Sat, 2017-05-20 00:12
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton met Friday with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House....
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How did a drug bust in Bali become an Australian obsession?

Fri, 2017-05-19 21:12
SYDNEY (AP) -- She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America's O.J. Simpson trial. She is so notorious Down Under that she needs no last name: She's just Schapelle....
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Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country's cuisine

Fri, 2017-05-19 18:12
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti's capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and a creamy cornmeal dish to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef ladles glistening, fresh conch into a pot as his staff dice tomatoes and watercress....
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Judge confirms Prince's 6 siblings as heirs to his estate

Fri, 2017-05-19 18:12
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A judge confirmed Prince's six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend's multimillion-dollar estate....
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Amid tumult, Trump leaves on first presidential foreign trip

Fri, 2017-05-19 15:12
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has departed for his maiden overseas trip as president amid the controversy surrounding investigations into whether his campaign associates collaborated with Russia to sway the election....
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Fox News fires Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark

Fri, 2017-05-19 15:12
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee....
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Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:12
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl....
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Terror suspect harshly interrogated by CIA won't testify

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:12
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The first CIA captive subjected to harsh interrogation after the Sept. 11 attacks has made a last-minute decision not to testify about conditions inside the Guantanamo Bay detention center....
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Police: 3 men stole car, killed 6-year-old in back seat

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:12
GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) -- Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, authorities said....
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Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:12
BANGKOK (AP) -- A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables....
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Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder

Fri, 2017-05-19 09:12
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, police say....
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Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

Fri, 2017-05-19 09:12
BANGKOK (AP) -- A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables....
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Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

Fri, 2017-05-19 09:12
DETROIT (AP) -- The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is disputing "inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally" killed himself....
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Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange

Fri, 2017-05-19 06:11
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years....
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Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad

Fri, 2017-05-19 06:11
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal - steak with a side of ketchup - will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine....
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Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

Fri, 2017-05-19 06:11
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night....
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Young or old, Saudi women live under male relatives' control

Fri, 2017-05-19 03:11
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- First she's in the hands of her father, then she moves to her husband. Often, she ends up under the power of her son....
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AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

Fri, 2017-05-19 03:11
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader?...
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