Mosul shows difficulty of removing militants from urban area

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two years to dislodge a relatively small force of militants lacking heavy weaponry?

  • Written by DAN PERRY and SUSANNAH GEORGE , Associated Press

Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas

CONCAN, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators will get their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision between a pickup truck and small church bus in southwest Texas that crumpled the front of the bus and killed 13 senior adults returning from a church retreat.


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A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday.

  • Written by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press