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Uganda police: Kidnapped U.S. woman, driver are freed

By Rodney Muhumuza The Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. The two "are in good health" and "in the safe hands" of security officials, police said in ...

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen has resigned

By Colleen Long and Zeke Miller The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration's growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border, two people ...

W.H. chief of staff: Dems will ‘never’ see tax returns

By Zeke Miller The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats ...

W.Va. GOP weighs in on Gov. Justice

By Steven Allen Adams Special to the Times CHARLESTON — With West Virginia’s Republican primary for governor 11 months away, GOP leaders at the county level are making their feelings known for Jim Justice, the Democrat-turned-Republican governor of the state. The Mineral County ...

Amid rising anxiety, colleges tell students it’s OK to fail

By Collin Binkley AP Education Writer WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni. But one recent evening, the school invited students to hear about the failures. Speaking to a crowded auditorium, one professor recounted the time ...

Police, FBI trying to verify teen is boy missing since 2011

By Dan Sewell and Don Babwin The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities conducted DNA testing to try to determine Thursday whether a teenager found wandering in Kentucky is who he claims to be — an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago around the time his mother took ...

House Democrats ask IRS to provide Trump’s tax returns

By Marcy Gordon AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman formally asked the IRS to provide six years of President Donald Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses as Democrats try to shed light on his complex financial dealings and ...

Officials worry paralyzing illness may grow more common in U.S.

By Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital intensive care unit, unable to move his arms or ...

Trump suffers setbacks in environmental rulings in Alaska

By Dan Joling The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to reverse environmental initiatives in Alaska put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama, took a hit with two rulings in federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason on Friday ...

Officials: 4 dead in ‘multiple homicide’ at North Dakota business

By Blake Nicholson The Associated Press MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Four people were found dead Monday in what police called a "multiple homicide" at a North Dakota property-management business. The bodies of three men and a woman were discovered inside RJR Maintenance and Management in ...

Official: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

By Chad Day The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, such as concerns about foreign ...

Israeli group says network of bots stumping for Netanyahu

By Ilan Ben Zion The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli watchdog group said Monday that it found a network of social media bots disseminating messages in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of next week's elections. Noam Rotem and Yuval Adam, two researchers ...

Live-action ‘Dumbo’ struggles to soar at box office

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 ...

Biden faces new scrutiny from Dems over behavior with women

By Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician's assertion that Biden's kiss on the back of her ...

Battle over Obamacare moves to courts

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off "Obamacare." But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s relentless drive to be given credit

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless drive to be given credit for all manner of things suffused his speech to Michigan supporters this past week. These efforts are largely familiar by now: He counts job gains from the ...

Opioid lawsuit hits billionaire family behind OxyContin

By Michael R. Sisak and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments alleging the drugmaker sparked the nation's opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits ...

Bangladesh high-rise office building catches fire, 17 dead

By Julhas Alam The Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday killed 17 people and injured about 70 others, officials said. Many people were trapped inside the building, but fire officials said after battling the ...

Facebook charged with housing discrimination by HUD

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook was charged with discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its ad-targeting system. HUD said Thursday that Facebook is allowing advertisers to exclude people based on their neighborhood by drawing a red line around those ...