Amnesty: Up to 13,000 hanged in Syria's 'slaughterhouse'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian prison was known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse." Behind its closed doors, the military police hanged as many of 13,000 people over the course of four years before carting out their bodies by the truckload for burial in mass graves, according to a new report issued by Amnesty International.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB , Associated Press

House GOP advises members on handling anti-Trump protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismisses polls showing low approval ratings as "fake news." But House leaders are actively discussing how to handle the protesters swamping their town halls, district offices and phone lines, urging their Republican members to be polite and — if necessary — offer "milk and cookies."

  • Written by LISA LERER and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press

Trump advisers' tax credit plan for infrastructure has risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised to revitalize America's aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, but a plan put forward by his economic advisers relies on a transportation financing scheme that hasn't been tried before and comes with significant risks.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY and DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press