Trump's choice for FDA has ties to Wall Street, drug makers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative doctor-turned-pundit with deep ties to Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry is President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration.


  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE and LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press

Turkey's determination against Kurds alienates US, Russia

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey achieved a milestone in its goals in Syria: It established a foothold in the heart of the country's north after driving Islamic State militants away from its borders and seizing al-Bab, one of the extremist group's major strongholds and a major supply route.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

Jobs report no longer phony, Trump says, now that it's his

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is embracing government numbers he once maligned as "phony" as he tries to take credit for the latest U.S. jobs report.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press

Federal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle who issued the order temporarily halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump's initial travel ban said Friday that because of procedural reasons he won't immediately rule on whether his restraining order applies to the new travel ban.

  • Written by LISA BAUMANN, Associated Press