Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Candidates backing reform of Iran's clerically overseen government swept municipal elections in Tehran, taking all 21 local council seats in the country's capital while moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term in office, authorities said on Monday.

  • Written by AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Fields out at Ford; new CEO Hackett known for turnarounds


DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

  • Written by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER , AP Auto Writers

Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.

  • Written by JANET McCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA , Associated Press

Report: FBI probe moves into White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

Iran's President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin Saturday, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK and NASSER KARIMI , Associated Press