Tillerson aims to ease Qatar crisis with shuttle diplomacy

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Trump administration tossed aside its aversion to mediating a weeks-long Persian Gulf dispute Monday, as the top U.S. diplomat flew to the region hoping to corral Qatar and its neighbors into negotiation. The new approach isn't without diplomatic risk, thrusting America into the middle of an Arab squabble at a time President Donald Trump had hoped the U.S. allies would be uniting against terrorism.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

Tough question for hospitals: Who's too risky to release?


NEW YORK (AP) — Four days before Alexander Bonds ambushed and killed a New York City police officer, he was in a hospital emergency room getting a psychiatric evaluation. The hospital released him the same day.

  • Written by By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home set

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall.

  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:


State election officials gather amid uproar over voter data

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State election officials from across the U.S. are gathering this weekend amid an uproar over a White House commission investigating allegations of voter fraud and heightened concern about Russian attempts to interfere with last fall's election.


  • Written by By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press