Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press

'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8


BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.

  • Written by KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria


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.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings


BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results.

  • Written by DAVID RISING and GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press