• Book by new national security adviser is No. 1 best-seller

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s a way to reach the top of the best-seller lists: Become the next national security adviser.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Were hands of Obama-era border agents tied?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama’s presidency.

  • Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

    ABU SAIF, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul’s international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may launch another wave of nighttime counterattacks.

  • Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A former CIA agent will be handed over to Italy in the coming days to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, a lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for his deadly shooting of a Palestinian attacker who lay wounded on the ground, capping a nearly yearlong saga that has deeply divided the country.

  • In Trump’s future looms a familiar shutdown threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Add a potential government shutdown to embattled President Donald Trump’s growing roster of headaches.

  • Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

  • US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders.

  • Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence’s reassurances

    MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine.