Tom Hanks mixes laughs, gravity for ACLU online fundraiser

Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and other stars joined in an online fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union, urging the public to help protect bedrock rights they warned are in jeopardy.

  • Written by LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

More aggressive US strikes in Somalia said to risk civilians

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — President Donald Trump's approval of greater U.S. military authority to pursue al-Qaida-linked extremists in Somalia will put civilians further at risk, experts say, especially as drought displaces thousands of people in areas that now will be considered a war zone.


  • Written by ABDI GULED and CARA ANNA , Associated Press

Congressman heading Russia inquiry avoids angry protesters

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California congressman under fire for his handling of an investigation into Russian meddling of the 2016 presidential election avoided a crowd of angry protesters in a Friday visit to his home state.

  • Written by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of feints and false advertising

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took steps on coal regulation and broader energy policy during a week also marked by shadow-boxing over health care and Russian intrigue. False advertising and rhetorical feints went into the mix.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM DRINKARD, Associated Press

Questions, answers about the legal immunity process

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn says he's in talks with congressional committees to testify before them in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Those committees are investigating Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and potential ties between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press