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Trump faces risky call on U.S. embassy in Israel

With Netanyahu visit, Trump faces difficult test on Israel this weekIf the president fulfills his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he could unleash chaos in the region.


Arrest in death of N. Korea leader's half-brother

Kim Jong Nam, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP)Malaysian police detain a woman in connection with the apparent murder of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother.


Syrian refugee's simple message to Trump

Syrian refugee's simple message to Trump. (Yahoo News)A resident of a camp in Lebanon tells Yahoo News he'd like the president to visit those "who are lost between torn tents and a torn country."


NYT: Trump campaign, Russians were in contact

President Trump on the phone on Jan. 28 with Russian President Vladimir Putin as aides look on. (Andrew Harnik/AP)Phone records show Trump campaign staff had repeated contact with senior Russian intelligence officials, sources told the N.Y. Times.


Immigrant covered by Obama program arrested

Immigrant covered by Obama program arrested. (Getty Images)Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal record, was arrested in Seattle in the latest immigration crackdown.


WH signals peace may not require 2-state solution

White House cools on two-state peace plan. (Getty Images)In a dramatic shift in U.S. policy, the Trump administration says that peace in Israel may not depend on a two-state solution.


'Gang hit' suspected in toddler's shooting death
Just days after two young girls were shot in the head, a toddler was killed by what Chicago police suspect was a bullet meant for a man with her.

Russia makes provocative military move

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, meets with senior military officials. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin pool photo via AP)It deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official says.


Man to plead guilty to aiding Calif. attack

A 2015 courtroom sketch of Enrique Marquez Jr. (Bill Robles via AP)Accused of buying rifles used in the San Bernardino massacre, Enrique Marquez Jr. agrees to plead guilty to criminal charges, records show.


Evacuation order lifted for 200K Californians

The Feather River flowing through Oroville, Calif., on Feb. 14. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)Officials say the risk of a catastrophic collapse at the Oroville Dam has been reduced significantly, but they add a warning.


Dam managers dismissed concern 12 years ago

The water from the Feather River flows through Oroville, Calif., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Water levels at Lake Oroville, which feeds the river are continuing to drop, stopping water from spilling over the spillway. Thousands of Northern California residents were asked to evacuate their homes Sunday evening after authorities warned the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Environmental activists and local government officials warned about the risk of catastrophic flooding below the California’s Oroville Dam in 2005.


Ethics office pushes for Conway investigation

White House aide Kellyanne Conway answers media questions Monday. (AP)Kellyanne Conway's plug for Ivanka Trump products should be looked into and disciplinary action considered, the OGE chief says.


Trump notches China trademark win

Trump notches China trademark win. (Getty Images)The U.S. president's fight to control his brand in China has raised red flags with ethics watchdogs.


Rep. Swalwell questions Trump’s loyalty to U.S.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif, holds a news conference. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)Congressman Eric Swalwell says there's evidence leading him to question whether the president is loyal to the United States or Russia.


Democrats mistakenly cite fake Flynn tweets

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at a Tuesday news conference. (AP)House leaders pull a "scapegoat" quote off a Twitter account that actually isn't linked to the departed national security adviser.


Fed chair has blunt message for Trump

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen pauses while testifying before the Senate Banking Committee. (Andrew Harnik/AP)Janet Yellen tells Congress that the fiscal policy emanating from the White House should put the nation on a sustainable path.


State votes for Sunday 'breakfast in bed'

No waffling as N.D. House votes for Sunday breakfast in bedLawmakers reject a bill to repeal Sunday-closing blue laws after a plea to set aside the morning for pancakes instead of shopping.


Major health insurers call off $34B deal

Aetna company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. (AP)Aetna's planned merger with Humana is off the table after a federal judge rejects the deal amid pricing concerns.


'Eroding' trust led to Flynn resignation: WH

"Eroding" trust led to Flynn's resignation, White House contends. (AP)White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president asked his former national security adviser to resign.


Etan Patz's killer convicted after 38 years

Etan Patz's killer convicted after 38 years. (AP)The jury deliberates for nine days before finding Pedro Hernandez guilty of murder in one of the nation's most haunting missing-child cases.


Lawmakers launch query on Trump's phone security

Lawmakers question Trump's smartphone security. (AP)Two senators send a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis expressing concerns about the president's reported use of an old device.


Northeast faces possibility of another storm

Northeast faces possibility of another storm. (AP)Following a snowstorm that brought more than 3 feet in Maine, the Northeast is expecting more snow and ice on Wednesday.


Trump's estate visits cost sheriff $1.5M in OT

President Trump (AP)The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department hopes to be reimbursed for the security costs incurred during his lengthy stays.


Kellyanne Conway struggles to explain Flynn

Kellyanne Conway struggles to explain Michael Flynn. (AP)Trump's senior counselor said Michael Flynn enjoyed “the full confidence of the president” just hours before he resigned.


Trump remarks endanger Berghdahl case

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg. (AP)The president’s criticism of the soldier facing a desertion charge raises the question of whether he can get a fair trial.


Why location of U.S. embassy in Israel matters

U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv (Reuters)The Trump administration has suggested it will break with long-standing U.S. policy and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Feds defend surge in immigration raids

Foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. and Customs Enforcement (ICE). (AP)The Department of Homeland Security insists that a recent spike in arrests of undocumented immigrants is routine.


Trump national security adviser Flynn resigns

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)Michael Flynn steps down following reports that he misled Vice President Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia.


Feds warned White House about Flynn, Russia

Donald Trump and Michael Flynn (Getty Images)A source says the Justice Dept. was concerned that Trump's national security adviser could be in a compromised position.


Rare bipartisan vote: Shulkin confirmed for VA

David Shulkin on Capitol Hill on Feb. 1. (Alex Brandon/AP)The Senate votes 100-0 to approve David Shulkin as head of Veterans Affairs, where he has served as undersecretary for health.


Senate confirms Mnuchin as Treasury chief

Steven Mnuchin in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. (Win McNamee/pool photo via AP)Despite strong objections from Democrats, former banker Steven Mnuchin wins enough votes to become Treasury secretary.


Official spars with CNN over voter fraud claim

Kansas official spars with CNN over voter fraud claim, but fails to provide evidenceKansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, cited by a Trump aide on Sunday talk shows, was asked to provide evidence of N.H. improprieties.


Syrian chemical weapons killed 9: Report

Clashes between former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham and the hardline jihadist Jund al-Aqsa faction erupted, after tensions over influence in Syria's Idlib provinceGovernment forces carried out at least eight chemical attacks during the final push for Aleppo, Human Rights Watch said.


32 dead after bus crash in Taiwan

The scene of a tour bus accident in Taipei, Taiwan. (AFP)Local tourists were returning home from visiting seasonal cherry blossoms when the bus careened off a highway in the island's worst road accident in decades.


Bergdahl hearing focuses on Trump's criticism

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl and his attorneys have arrived at a courthouse Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, where they'll try to convince a military judge that President Donald Trump violated Bergdahl's due process rights. Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in April. He is accused of endangering the lives of soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.(AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)Defense attorneys are arguing that Trump violated Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's due process rights to a fair trial.


Photos seem to show reaction to missile launch

Photos from Mar-a-Lago guest reportedly show Trump responding to North Korea launchImages from a Mar-a-Lago guest apparently catch President Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe handling fallout from N. Korea's action.


Taliban suicide attack targeting police kills 13

Taliban suicide attack targeting police kills 13. (AP)The blast rips through a crowd of hundreds gathered for a protest in eastern Pakistan, wounding nearly 60 people.


Spicer dig draws response from Us Weekly

US Weekly mocks Sean Spicer with some pretty sound investment adviceThe publication responds to a dig from the White House press secretary with an arguably reasonable investment tip.


Japan PM: Trump 'surprisingly' a good listener

President Trump talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (AP)Shinzo Abe says his main objective in meeting with the president was to show the world an unshakable Japan-U.S. alliance.


Oops, RNC! Lincoln never said that

RNC misquotes Abraham Lincoln, sparking Twitter frenzyThe Republican National Committee thought it was paying tribute to Abraham Lincoln on what would have been his 208th birthday.


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