Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program.

  • Written by By JULIET LINDERMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Chemical watchdog: Ex-spy poisoned by very pure nerve agent


LONDON (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's finding that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continued to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack.

  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town


BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military announced on Thursday that the Syrian government is now in full control of the last rebel-held town on the outskirts of Damascus that was the site of a suspected chemical attack over the weekend.

  • Written by By SARAH EL DEEB and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.

  • Written by By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer