APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump's young presidency.

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  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is under federal investigation and appeared to single out a senior Justice Department official for criticism, firing off tweets underscoring his growing frustration with the persistent focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possibly his campaign.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

Cubans brace for worst as Trump takes aim at Obama opening

MARIEL, Cuba (AP) — Church bells rang out and Cubans strung American flags from their windows when President Barack Obama announced in December 2014 that the U.S. would stop trying to push Cuba toward collapse.

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London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims

LONDON (AP) — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims.


  • Written by By MARIA CHENG , AP Medical Writer

Colleagues, police at loss to find reason for UPS shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Colleagues and investigators were at a loss Thursday to explain what drove a San Francisco UPS driver to pull out an assault weapon at work and kill three co-workers who police suspect he targeted.

  • Written by By PAUL ELIAS and JANIE HAR , Associated Press