Tales from the border: 2 weeks along the US-Mexico frontier

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The smells and sounds of Tijuana smack us as soon as we open the doors of our bug-splattered rental, a Jeep Renegade: food stalls selling roasted corn, churros and hot dogs; a near-empty bar blaring the oompa-oompas of norteno, Mexico's answer to polka.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press

US probing: Did Russia take part in chem weapons attack?

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States is looking into whether Russia participated in the Syrian chemical weapons attack that provoked President Donald Trump's airstrikes against the Assad government, a revelation that could have dramatic implications for relations between Washington and Moscow.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, VIVIAN SALAMA and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump's nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts for the Senate and the court.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner failed to disclose some of his contacts with Russian government officials when he was filling out his application for a security clearance, his lawyer said Friday.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

California governor declares end to drought emergency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record.

 

  • Written by SCOTT SMITH , Associated Press