Bush daughters welcome Obama's as 'former First Children'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush's daughters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, have penned a letter of advice to President Barack Obama's daughters days before the Obama family officially moves out of the White House.


Paris draft: 2-state solution best for Israel, Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a strong message to Israel and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries are expected this weekend to reiterate their opposition to Israeli settlements and call for the establishment of a Palestinian state as "the only way" to ensure peace in the region.


  • Written by JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

Justice Department to release Chicago police abuse report

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department plans to release a major report Friday on the Chicago Police Department after a yearlong civil rights investigation that is expected to find a pattern and practice of violations over many years.


  • Written by MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN , Associated Press

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar state after 65,000 flee

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The U.N. human rights envoy for Myanmar has arrived in tense Rakhine state, where a military operation against Muslim insurgents has driven an estimated 65,000 people to flee into Bangladesh in the past three months.

  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press