AP FACT CHECK: Iranian leaders on foreign hand in protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic Republic increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest.

  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

US holding back security assistance provided to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has announced it is suspending security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take "decisive action" against Taliban militants targeting U.S. personnel in neighboring Afghanistan.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

US employers add modest 148,000 jobs; unemployment 4.1 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Public breakup with Trump costs Bannon a key GOP backer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office.

  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER and STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press