Gaza bloodshed spurs global worry about US Mideast policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's prospects for brokering the Mideast peace "deal of the century" plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. policies are tipping the broader Middle East into deeper, intractable conflict.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CIA nominee regrets agency undertook harsh interrogation

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid an intensifying public debate on torture, President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA on Tuesday said the harsh interrogation program the agency ran at black sites after the Sept. 11 attacks should not have been undertaken.

  • Written by By LISA MASCARO , AP Congressional Correspondent

Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands joined funeral processions Tuesday for some of the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in a mass march on the Gaza border, as Israelis faced growing diplomatic fallout from the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters.

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  • Written by By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB , Associated Press

Watchdog: EPA's Pruitt demanded 24/7 armed security on Day 1

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock protection from armed officers on his first day — a detail that appears at odds with past claims that the stepped-up security measures came in direct response to death threats.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Study: Nearly all teachers spend own money on school needs

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers.

  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press