Tunnel collapse latest safety issue at nuclear site

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The collapse of an underground tunnel containing radioactive waste that forced workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to shelter in place is the latest incident to raise safety concerns at the sprawling site that made plutonium for nuclear bombs for decades after World War II.

  • Written by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and MANUEL VALDES , Associated Press

Sale of Trump Caribbean property revives ethics concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — For sale: Luxury waterfront escape. Comes with two villas and five acres of paradise. And perhaps a bit of goodwill from the president of the United States?

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press

Trump awaits highest level face-to-face contact with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awaited the highest level face-to-face contact with Russia of his short time in office, scheduling a White House meeting Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat. The talks come one day after Trump fired the FBI Director, who was overseeing an investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

Syrian Kurds welcome US arms, Turkey objects

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish fighters on Wednesday welcomed the Trump administration's announcement that it will provide them with heavier arms in order to battle the Islamic State group, but NATO member Turkey, which views the main Syrian Kurdish militia as terrorists, says every weapon the Americans give them is a "threat."

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA and SUZAN FRASER , Associated Press