Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid


NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge's demand that it occur speedily and efficiently.

  • Written by By LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine


The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS.

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  • Written by By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement.

  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writers

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance


TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.

  • Written by By ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press