Russian hackers hunted journalists in years-long campaign

PARIS (AP) — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web.


  • Written by By RAPHAEL SATTER, JEFF DONN and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Children's insurance program receives only patchwork funding


WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress again failed to approve long-term funds for a popular program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children, leaving each party blaming the other for Christmas-season gridlock and states scrambling to decide how to parcel out dwindling money.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Congress takes a holiday break with much to do in new year


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

UN denounces US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him.

  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Palestinian killed in renewed clashes over Jerusalem status


JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian was killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts, as fallout over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital continues.

  • Written by By IAN DEITCH , Associated Press