Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis
MOSCOW (AP) — Call it the aid wars. The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia.
Dems' measure blocking Trump emergency will come Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.
Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S.
Lawyers for El Chapo concerned by juror misconduct claims
NEW YORK (AP) — El Chapo's lawyers raised concerns of potential juror misconduct and were reviewing their options Wednesday after a member of the jury at the Mexican drug lord's trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case.
United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues
The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly convenes Sunday for a high-stakes, three-day meeting likely to determine whether America's second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy.
Police official: Smollett suspected of lying about attack
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago detectives suspect that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday.
Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.
Abuse survivors demand Vatican transparency, accountability
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Survivors of clergy sex abuse on Wednesday demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and accountability for religious superiors who cover up for rapists, setting a confrontational tone on the eve of Pope Francis' high-stakes abuse prevention summit.
After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker's salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. Greg Holland was cut from $14 million to $2 million this season.
The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S.
'Excessive fines' ban applies to states, Supreme Court says
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyson Timbs admitted he'd sold drugs, and he accepted his sentence without a fight. What he wouldn't quietly accept was the police seizing and keeping the $40,000 Land Rover he'd had when arrested.
What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race
NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner.
Royale rumble: 'Apex Legends' smashing 'Fortnite' records
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry.
Priest's son demands Vatican attention for clergy's children
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist who is seeking to draw attention to another issue the Vatican has long sought to keep quiet: the plight of children of priests.
The Latest: Samsung's foldable phone will cost nearly $2000
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Samsung's new-phone announcement (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen that breaks new ground in a market that has been stuck in an innovative funk.
Powerful political leader warns against squandering peace
HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent Afghan political leader who once had the support of some officials to lead Afghanistan's negotiating team with the Taliban, warned the president Wednesday against squandering the best opportunity at peace in more than 17 years of war.
The Latest: UK's May, EU's Juncker say talks 'constructive'
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker say they had a "constructive" dinner meeting and plan to meet again before the end of the month to assess progress in the Brexit negotiations.
The Latest: Son of priest meets with Vatican investigator
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local): 7:00 p.m. The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist who is working to draw attention to a related issue the Vatican has tried to keep quiet: priests who father children.
Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.
Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach
LONDON (AP) — Britain can handle the security risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei, the cybersecurity chief said Wednesday, adding to a growing debate among countries on whether the company should be banned, as the U.S.
Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Wednesday that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts can be extradited to the United States to stand trial, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway.
Ego, publicity at stake when stars and TV critics meet
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael, lamenting what he called the "terrible" state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they'd seen some of it.
Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit
TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the Korean War.
Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump's locks.