US general says Russia has deployed banned missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. general on Wednesday accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile in violation of "the spirit and intent" of a nuclear arms treaty and charged that Moscow's intention is to threaten U.S. facilities in Europe and the NATO alliance.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

Border Patrol may loosen lie-detector hiring requirement

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol's parent agency would exempt many veterans and law enforcement officers from a hiring requirement to take a lie-detector test under a proposal to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents, according to a memo released by the agents' union.


  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Man pardoned by Obama not arrested for murder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former inmate didn't murder his girlfriend after receiving a pardon from President Barack Obama, despite claims made in a widely shared story. The man named in the account isn't on a government list of pardons or commutations granted by Obama, and a mugshot accompanying the article is from a suspect in an unrelated case.



Georgia county to restore black voters' rights under US law

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's sparsely populated, overwhelmingly black Hancock County agreed Wednesday to settle a lawsuit alleging denial of voting rights to dozens of African-American registered voters just ahead of a racially divided local election.

  • Written by KATHLEEN FOODY , Associated Press