Taylor Swift offers unflinching testimony at groping trial


DENVER (AP) — Four years after Taylor Swift said she was groped by a radio station DJ before a concert in Denver, the pop superstar told her story in sometimes unflinching language that did not sugarcoat what she called a "despicable and horrifying and shocking" encounter.


  • Written by By JAMES ANDERSON and TATIANA FLOWERS , Associated Press

Poll: Most say time to stop trying to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

What does North Korea really want? Its playbook offers clues


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Threatening to fire a volley of missiles toward a major U.S. military hub — and the home to 160,000 American civilians — may seem like a pretty bad move for a country that is seriously outgunned and has an awful lot to lose.


  • Written by By ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press

Trump aide says Tillerson's role is diplomatic, not military


WASHINGTON (AP) — A deputy assistant to President Donald Trump has dismissed statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding a military response to North Korea as "simply nonsensical." He says Tillerson was stepping beyond his administration role as the nation's top diplomat.



Trump-McConnell feud does little to jumpstart stalled agenda


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent much of the week feuding with his top Senate partner, suggesting that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to rethink his future if he doesn't deliver on the president's agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure.


  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press