• Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he’s found that even the president’s son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight.

  • Fears for Indonesian park’s rare species as Trump town rises

    GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO, Indonesia (AP) — Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nature’s last stand on teeming Java island. Indonesia’s overflowing, polluted capital is a couple of hours north, and with Trump-branded properties being built next to this protected area, Jakarta may soon feel even closer.

  • With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Monster trucks, hip-hop dancing and Game of Thrones all have one surprising thing in common now: Saudi Arabia.

  • Insurers deny claims based on questionable cell tower data

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn’t burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data.

  • Asian stocks mixed as investors weigh US data, Brexit plans

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven on Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union.

  • Judge signs deal to demolish Silverdome, former Lions home

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The former home of the Detroit Lions will be demolished.

  • SEC asks Arkansas to exempt stadiums, arenas from gun law

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums.

  • Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, days after the collapse of GOP leaders’ repeal effort in Washington.

  • Owners revamp video replay for officiating

    PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners got busy Tuesday passing several rules changes, adopting resolutions they believe will speed the game and enhance player safety, and perhaps even allow for more personality in player celebrations.

  • The Latest: New Mexico AG opposes Trump’s executive order

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico reaction to Trump’s executive order regarding the Clean Power Plan (all times local):