China's Xi: No tolerance for subversion in Hong Kong


HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China's sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible," employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory.


  • Written by By KELVIN CHAN and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Measure would require new war authorization from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A stunning move this week by a House panel to force a debate on new presidential war powers revealed mounting frustration that Congress has for too long dodged one of its most important responsibilities: to decide whether to send American fighting forces into harm's way.


  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

More time allowed for review of new transgender enlistments


WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the force.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Pope pushes out German hardliner, choses new doctrine chief

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday pushed out the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping a deputy instead to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world.

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press