Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey's president for sweeping up more power. Trump hailed Egypt's strongman as a "fantastic guy." When China's president visited the United States, Trump cited a burgeoning friendship and made no public mention of Beijing's dismal human rights record.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

US trying to determine what chemical IS used in Iraq attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is trying to determine what chemical the Islamic State group used against Iraqi government forces last weekend, the commander of anti-IS coalition ground forces said Wednesday.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Police look to uncover judge's movements before death

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help as they try to track the movements of a pioneering New York judge before she was found dead in the Hudson River.

  • Written by TOM HAYS , Associated Press

UN court rejects Ukraine request to block rebel funding

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected Ukraine's request for measures aimed at blocking Russian support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, saying Kiev did not provide enough evidence to back up its claim that Moscow sponsored terrorism by funding and arming the rebels.

  • Written by MIKE CORDER , Associated Press