Pence: US will hold Russia accountable, stands with NATO

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought Saturday to calm jittery partners by declaring that the United States, under President Donald Trump, would "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, the post-World War II military alliance Trump once dismissed as "obsolete."

  • Written by KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.

 

  • Written by SHARON COHEN , AP National Writer

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration.

 

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press