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Trump: Root out 'extremism'

posted: 05/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam.

For Russia probe, questions lined up

updated: 05/22/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- 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 Donald Trump's campaign, saying the American people also need a full explanation of why former FBI Director James Comey was ousted.

Papers: Pentagon overbills for fuel

updated: 05/22/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has generated almost $6 billion over the past seven years by charging the armed forces excessive prices for fuel and has used the money to bolster mismanaged or underfunded military programs, documents show.

Memorial opens at site of '03 club fire

updated: 05/22/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- Hundreds gathered Sunday at the opening of a memorial park at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people.

Sanders supporters protest party election

posted: 05/22/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Democratic activists loyal to Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate fell short of taking control of the California Democratic Party.

Trump critic: Got lynching threats

posted: 05/22/2017 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

HOUSTON — A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he’s been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Trade ministers commit to pact

updated: 05/22/2017 3:09 a.m. Discuss

HANOI, Vietnam -- Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out.

The nation in brief

updated: 05/22/2017 4:18 a.m. Discuss

Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence

Trump feted on Saudi visit

updated: 05/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by the wealthy kingdom as he aims to forge strong alliances against terrorism.

$110B arms pact signed

updated: 05/21/2017 4:23 a.m. Discuss

The first day of President Donald Trump's inaugural trip abroad yielded a bonanza of agreements, including a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia aimed at bolstering Saudi security.

Uninhabited Pacific isle awash in world's plastic

posted: 05/21/2017 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Henderson Island, an uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific, is so isolated that it's one of the few places in the world "whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence."

Turk arrested in flight disruption

updated: 05/21/2017 3:44 a.m. Discuss

A man described as unruly and disheveled was subdued on a Hawaii-bound flight by passengers and a flight attendant who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. He was then immobilized with duct tape in a seat until the plane, escorted on the last leg of its journey by two fighter jets, landed in Honolulu on Friday.

Ohio grand-jury ruling pains boy's kin

updated: 05/21/2017 3:41 a.m. Discuss

The family of a black 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer after a suspected robbery last year said it is "completely dissatisfied" with how the investigation was handled after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer.

Ringling Bros. circus set to take final bow

posted: 05/21/2017 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Lions, tigers and clowns, no more. Oh my. It’s curtains for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Killer’s early release haunts Ohio judge

posted: 05/21/2017 3:39 a.m. Discuss

An Ohio judge says he will be haunted forever by his decision to grant early release to a domestic violence offender who authorities say killed his ex-girlfriend, her co-worker and a police chief.

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