New Hamas program softens language, but some goals remain

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant Hamas on Monday unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program that the group hopes will help it end years of international isolation.

  • Written by FARES AKRAM , Associated Press

Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities may sue banks under the federal anti-discrimination in housing law, but said those lawsuits must tie claims about predatory lending practices among minority customers directly to declines in property taxes.


  • Written by MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections.

  • Written by GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press

Trump says new GOP health care plan will have lower premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promoting a revamped health care overhaul effort after failing to advance legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in his first three months in office.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Watchdog to Trump: Accountability not red carpet for Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S.-based human rights group says President Donald Trump should not roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, whom it accused of being a "mastermind" of mass murder because of his anti-drug crackdown in which thousands have died.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press