Spicer apologizes for Hitler comment that angered many

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison to the Holocaust in comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons — remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics.


  • Written by KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Russia accuses US of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as he opened a fraught meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.


  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Xi stresses China's North Korea concerns in talk with Trump

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump in a phone call Wednesday.


  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and GERRY SHIH , Associated Press

United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

CHICAGO (AP) — After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United's parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to "resolve this situation."


  • Written by DON BABWIN , Associated Press

US show of force to North Korea also could show US weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Upping the stakes in its slow-burning confrontation with North Korea, the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could expose American weakness. If the North proceeds with a ballistic missile or nuclear test and the U.S. does nothing in response, America's deterrence will appear diminished.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press