Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don't know what the party stands for. So they're trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms.

  • Written by By Erica Werner , AP Congressional Correspondent

Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 24 people


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's chief police spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

  • Written by By KATHY GANNON and AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.


  • Written by By ERIC GAY and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press