Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter grip on power.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press

Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Pentagon says fewer sex-assault victims faced retaliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is lowering its estimate of the number of people it believes have faced retaliation for making claims of sexual assault, arguing that what might sometimes feel like revenge may actually be an attempt to help.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district — a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development.

  • Written by BILL DRAPER, Associated Press