Thousands of minors wed each year in the United States. Many are given no choice.
A back channel between Jared Kushner, a White House adviser, and Moscow was proposed to discuss Syria, but never pursued, in the weeks before Donald J. Trump’s inauguration.
Oleg V. Deripaska’s offer comes amid increased attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under F.B.I. scrutiny.
Mr. Brzezinski, who guided Mr. Carter during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, had decades of influence in global affairs.
Tension between party leaders who will not compete for unlikely seats and an energized base loath to concede anything to Republicans risks demoralizing activists.
Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.
Nine days, five countries, and more than a dozen outfits: the first lady makes a statement abroad.
Tormented by an incurable disease, John Shields knew that dying openly and without fear could be his legacy, if his doctor, friends and family helped him.
A program that handles more than $1 trillion in debt for 43 million students is in play, and the head of it has resigned in protest.
World leaders were gathering for a “family photo” at a NATO summit in Brussels when Mr. Trump appeared to push his way to the front of the line.
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar. But when Trump spoke, he sounded like anything but a typical U.S. president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat, The Associated Press has learned. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration's options with Russia as it developing its Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris deal that aims to slow down global warming. The final G-7 statement, issued after two days of talks in the seaside town of Taormina, said the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics."
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. That respite may have come to a close, though, as he wrapped up his foreign trip with yet another mistold tale about NATO. In a tweet and a speech before leaving for home Saturday, he said that thanks to him, money is "starting to pour into NATO," which it isn't.
LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline said it was suffering a "major IT systems failure" around the world. Chief executive Alex Cruz said "we believe the root cause was a power-supply issue and we have no evidence of any cyberattack." He said the crash had affected "all of our check-in and operational systems." BA operates hundreds of flights from the two London airports on a typical day — and both are major hubs for worldwide travel.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe" on Saturday, as authorities said they had made major progress in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester concert bombing. But police said more arrests were expected, and security was tight across Britain as hundreds of thousands of people attended major soccer matches, concerts and other big holiday-weekend events. Police made two more arrests in Manchester on Saturday on suspicion of terrorism offenses, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11. All are men, aged between 18 and 44. In addition, Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's father and younger brother are in detention in Libya.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who police say fatally stabbed two people who tried to stop him from yelling anti-Islamic slurs on a Portland light-rail train spent time in prison for robbery and kidnapping charges years ago, according to court records and a defense attorney. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was being held in the Multnomah County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a weapon. He will make a first court appearance Monday, and it wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. A phone at his home in Portland rang unanswered early Saturday.
John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago Monday, and a new book recounts his brief but eventful presidency — and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation — through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up to his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy's 1,036 days in office saw many crises, including the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, the Soviet Union's menace to West Berlin and, most dangerously, the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. As former AP Washington Bureau Chief Walter Mears writes in the introduction to "JFK: A Daily Chronicle of the White House Years":
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere. Libya has been embroiled in violence since a 2011 uprising toppled and killed Moammar Gadhafi. Vast and oil-rich, Libya currently has rival administrations, an army led by a Gadhafi-era general as well as powerful Islamist militias that compete for territory, resources and political leverage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Well before he won the presidency in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus. "He was inquisitive, innovative and a natural choice as my national security adviser when I became president," Carter said in a statement following Brzezinski's death Friday. "He helped me set vital foreign policy goals, was a source of stimulation for the departments of defense and state, and everyone valued his opinion," Carter said. "He played an essential role in all the key foreign policy events of my administration."
Michael Hayden, the ;former director of the...
Former intelligence officials described the revelations about Jared Kushner as "off the map," "explosive," and "extremely dangerous."
Even though a US military strike on North Korea would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale"... "Just because it's tragic doesn't mean he won't do it."
This might be Bannon's time to shine.
The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to Jared Kushner that Russian banks could finance Trump associates' business ventures if US...
"These were folks just riding the train and unfortunately got caught up in this."
Ford and other automakers looking to catch up to companies like Tesla with self-driving cars have a severe disadvantage when it comes to talent.
Trump followed the 6 other leaders in a golf cart after making them wait during a photo op.
Experts say McMaster is still the most independent voice in the White House, but he could be headed for trouble if he keeps ceding ground to the political...
Multiple experts agreed that nothing in the US Constitution bars Greg Gianforte from serving in Congress.
Two people were killed and another was injured in a stabbing on a train in Portland after a man began yelling racist remarks at two women who are believed to be Muslim.
As the Group of Seven summit wrapped up, thousands took to the streets, rallying around dozens of issues from immigration to capitalism and everything in between.
'Star Wars' actor was about 10 minutes into his performance Saturday afternoon when a "security alert" prompted the theater to be evacuated.
America contributes so much to rising temperatures that Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution.
Angelique Kerber and other top players say they're happy for Williams, who is taking time off to have a baby. She'll miss the French Open.
The staunchly conservative Kentucky Republican brought his no-nonsense competitiveness from the baseball diamond to the halls of Congress.
The Philippine president said he'd pay the consequences if any of his soldiers were accused of abuses.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel cites "unsatisfactory" talks on climate change as President Trump says he will make final decision on Paris Accord next week.
The arrest warrant was issued for allegedly "being a member of a terrorist organization”.
President Trump was the only leader at a summit for seven of the world’s largest economies who didn’t back an international climate-change agreement. He said he will decide on it next week.
During the transition, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser considered the move to discuss the country’s military operations in Syria and other issues, according to a person familiar with the matter.
President Trump is actively discussing major changes, including a shakeup of his senior team, as he grapples with the fallout from probes into his campaign’s dealings with Russia.
At the center of the debate over Medicaid’s future in a Republican health-care bill stands one powerful group: GOP governors. And they are split down the middle.
Studies show that swinging a weighted baseball bat before stepping up to hit doesn’t help players swing more quickly. It might even make them slower.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she was reducing the country’s terrorism-threat level from critical to severe, less than a week after a suicide bomber killed 22 people in a terror attack in Manchester.
A far-reaching computer outage forced British Airways to cancel a large number of flights and warn of further disruption Sunday during one of the U.K.’s busiest travel weekends and the long Memorial Day break in the U.S.
Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.
Americans refinancing their mortgages are taking cash out in the process at levels not seen since the financial crisis. Nearly half of such borrowers recently chose the cash-out option.
Devastating floods and dozens of landslides in Sri Lanka’s southern and western regions, triggered by torrential rains, have left at least 100 dead and displaced an estimated 230,000.
Airline boss says power cut behind glitch which saw all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick cancelled.
The national terrorism threat level comes down to severe, meaning an attack is likely, not imminent.
The family of Georgina Callander release balloons in her memory.
Germany called the climate change talks "very unsatisfactory", describing them as "six against one".
Friends and family attend the funeral of the Soundgarden singer at an LA cemetery.
Two men are stabbed to death on a train in Portland as they try to stop a man abusing two women.
Former Chancellor George Osborne criticises manifesto commitments on social care and immigration.
Deal struck with Israel after intense talks hailed as 'victory' for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 40 days.
What is behind the caste violence in Saharanpur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh?
UK city's Libyan community shaken after revelations Salman Abedi was behind suicide blast at concert that killed 22.
Alaa Arsheed and his musical partner plan to compose new songs while travelling along the Balkans refugee route.
President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed martial law in Mindanao to eliminate the risk of 'contamination' by ISIL.
President Donald Trump couldn't return home from his first foreign trip without taking a quick victory lap.
On the last day of his first overseas trip, President Trump addressed US military personnel stationed at Naval Air Station Sigonella, in Sicily, Italy.
President Donald Trump said Saturday he will make a decision next week on whether the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord. The President teased his decision about the hotly debated topic in a tweet early Saturday morning Eastern time during the final leg of his first presidential trip abroad.
Nile Gardiner: Donald Trump's first overseas trip was a success -- he was able to move beyond the Obama administration's mistakes in both the Middle East and Europe.
Before we get to James Comey, fake Russian intelligence and the fact that it's getting very hard to say the Russians didn't affect the outcome of the election, let's start this with the obvious caveat that there were a great many factors that led to Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump.
General Michael Hayden talks with CNN's Michael Smerconish about reports that Jared Kushner proposed establishing secret communications with the Kremlin.
As the overseas debut of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump draws to a close -- the couple is set to return to Washington this weekend -- there was the usual bluster and bravado from the President.
A man fatally stabbed two people and injured a third on a commuter train in Oregon's largest city Friday as people confronted him for "yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs," a Portland police spokesman said.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, giving a pep talk to his troops in the country's restive south, exhorted the soldiers to go all out in fighting Islamic militants and joked that under martial law they could even commit rape with impunity.
The president tweeted that he was still considering it and would announce a final decision “next week.”
Sergey Kislyak’s account of the meeting was captured by U.S. intelligence.
Trump's son-in-law asked Russia to set up secure communications with the transition team, according to Russia ambassador's report back to Moscow
Family of Jack Wheeler — veteran, lawyer, consultant, onetime Pentagon official — seeks answers.
Focusing on the cost of a designer coat is just a form of fashion shame.
President's sons Donald Jr. and Eric, along with daughter-in-law Lara, met with RNC officials earlier this week, sources said.
As the event draws attention to the president’s ownership of a golf course, fans wonder if the president will appear in person.
Cowboy-poet Rob Quist railed against Trump and the GOP agenda. But he lacked the gravitas and experience that tends to appeal to voters of both parties.