Airstrikes fuel Mosul gains as Iraq pushes for quick victory

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Half a dozen units of Islamic State group fighters holed up in western Mosul began their morning radio checks at just after 4 a.m. It was still dark and Iraqi forces deployed a few blocks away were listening in as they prepared an advance on the city's al-Rifai neighborhood.


  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Russia claims under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest assertions about the Russia investigation are questionable on a number of fronts.


  • Written by JIM DRINKARD AND CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder

NEW YORK (AP) — A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, police say.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS , Associated Press

Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa community leaders say the acquittal of a white Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man ripped open a long-festering wound.


  • Written by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS , Associated Press

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West.


  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK and AMIR VAHDAT , Associated Press