Trump blasts release of 2005 tax form, reporter's account

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to newly disclosed tax documents.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN and JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

Audi German headquarters searched in emissions probe

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities searched the offices of luxury automaker Audi on Wednesday in connection with the scandal over cheating on diesel emissions by its parent company, Volkswagen.

  • Written by DAVID RISING , Associated Press

Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship's crew

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker tearfully pleaded Wednesday for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom.

  • Written by ABDI GULED and BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI , Associated Press

North Korea threat looms over US envoy Tillerson's Asia trip

TOKYO (AP) — On his first trip to Asia as top U.S. diplomat, Rex Tillerson wants to forge cooperation with Japan, South Korea and China against the nuclear threat from North Korea and demonstrate "America First" does not mean a U.S. diplomatic retreat from the volatile region.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Trump adviser: Secret warrant may have caught hacker contact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a FISA warrant, which allows the government to collect the communications of individuals suspected of being agents of a foreign power.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent