Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump


WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have scattered for their summer recess, leaving behind a slim record of achievements and a steaming President Donald Trump. The president is angry about what the Republican-led Congress couldn't do — repeal Obamacare — as well as one of the few things it did: approve a Russia sanctions bill he detests.


Flynn files new financial form reporting ties to data firm


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is revealing a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press

Computer law expert says British hacker arrest problematic


LONDON (AP) — A computer law expert on Friday described the evidence behind the U.S. arrest of a notorious British cybersecurity researcher as being problematic — an indictment so flimsy that it could create a climate of distrust between the U.S. government and the community of software experts.

Cyber Detained

  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA and KEN RITTER , Associated Press

US gains 209K jobs, unemployment rate falls to 4.3 pct.


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Fire put out at 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Dubai have reopened the streets around one of the world's tallest residential skyscrapers after firefighters put out a blaze that erupted early Friday in the high-rise, forcing residents to evacuate in the middle of the night and sending chunks of debris plummeting below.

Dubai Fire

  • Written by By AYA BATRAWY , Associated Press