5 tornadoes confirmed as people tell survival tales

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — National Weather Service teams were studying scenes of severe weather damage in Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday to determine where tornadoes struck and just how powerful they were.

  • Written by KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press

Silencing of Warren throws Senate into turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators fighting to derail Jeff Sessions' nomination as attorney general repeatedly challenged Republicans Wednesday by reading aloud from a critical letter from Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, a day after the Republicans silenced Sen. Elizabeth Warren for doing the same.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump's list of underreported terror doesn't back up claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House list of what it calls underreported terrorist attacks did not support President Donald Trump's claim that the media are downplaying a "genocide" carried out by the Islamic State group. But it did shine new light on the difficulty in defining the scope, source and motives behind the violence carried out in the name of radical Islam.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Trump's assertions echo site filled with tales of dark plots

President Donald Trump's assertion that the media often fails to cover terrorist attacks is false, but he's hardly alone in making the claim. The statement is just the latest by Trump to echo a website known for trafficking in dubious allegations of plots and cover-ups.

  • Written by ADAM GELLER , AP National Writer

US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AP) — Forces fighting the Islamic State group should be able to retake the IS-held cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria within the next six months, according to the top U.S. commander in Iraq.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE , Associated Press