Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

IBB, Yemen (AP) — Nasrine's husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. "With his hands, he could turn dust into gold," Nasrine says.

  • Written by By AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to find: a package of heroin on the railing leading to a basement; another batch on a shelf above a nightstand.

  • Written by By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

  • Written by By DAN JOLING, Associated Press

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback in police-community relations.

  • Written by By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer