3 US Army special operations commandos killed in Niger


NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Three U.S. Army special operations commandos and one "partner nation" member were killed in an attack in Niger's southwest while the U.S. was providing assistance to security force counter-terror operations, U.S. Africa Command said Thursday.

  • Written by DALATOU MAMANE and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Parties fight over funding children's health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a bill extending financing for a popular health insurance program for children through a House committee Wednesday, but partisan divisions over how to pay for it suggest that congressional approval will take time despite growing pressure on lawmakers to act.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Sessions relaunches Bush era crime-fighting plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he is reviving a Bush era crime-fighting strategy that emphasizes aggressive prosecution of gun and gang crimes.

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press