IS women suicide bombers hit back in Mosul; 15 die in Iraq


MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group is striking back as Iraqi forces are on the cusp of full victory in Mosul, sending women suicide bombers to target soldiers as the battle for the country's second-largest city nears its end. At least 15 people were killed in the latest assaults across Iraq, officials said Monday.


  • Written by By ANDREA ROSA, Associated Press

Trump tweets mock video of him beating CNN, sparks criticism


BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump crowned his weekend rage against the news media with a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured by the CNN logo — outside a wrestling ring.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

White House: Trump backs repeal-only health bill as 'option'


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressuring wavering senators to back a Republican bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law but is holding open a repeal-only option if Republicans can't reach agreement over the July 4 recess, Trump's top legislative aide says.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN, Associated Press

US ship sails near disputed island, raising China's hackles


WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer in the South China Sea sailed near a tiny island disputed by three Asian governments as part of an operation affirming the right to passage, a U.S. defense official said Sunday.

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  • Written by By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press