Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump's national security adviser to declare that the story "as reported is false."

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people died and dozens were injured when tornadoes flattened a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a housing subdivision in Oklahoma during powerful spring storms that battered an area from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs and monument supporters waved Confederate battle flags.

  • Written by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press

Grisly 24-hour period leaves 4 dead in Venezuela unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Business owners shuttered shops, a burned police station stood charred black and a state officer in western Venezuela was under arrest Tuesday following a spasm of violence that resulted in at least four deaths in anti-government protests.

  • Written by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

Newly freed Chelsea Manning: 'I'm figuring things out'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, said Wednesday that she's excited about what lies ahead, just hours after she walked free after serving seven years behind bars.

  • Written by JIM SUHR, Associated Press