Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she?

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN and JEFF KAROUB , Associated Press

Air Force arsenal of land-based nukes shrinking as planned

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump's argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

US boycotts UN rights council debate on Israel, Palestinians

GENEVA (AP) — The State Department says the United States is boycotting a session at the U.N. Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories, saying it is biased against Israel.