Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday, in what their leader behind bars called a new step in the Palestinians' "long walk to freedom."

  • Written by MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH , Associated Press

US senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine

BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war.

  • Written by JUSTIN LYNCH, Associated Press

How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year

A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump's administration has finished a plan designed to stabilize shaky insurance markets.


  • Written by TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer

Pope speaks of humanity's "shame" in Good Friday procession

ROME (AP) — Thousands of people, including nuns, families with toddlers, and young tourists, endured exceptionally tight anti-terrorism checks to pray at the Good Friday procession at the Colosseum, where Pope Francis expressed shame over humanity's failings.


  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO , Associated Press

Afghan official: Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press