Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Arab leaders held their annual summit on Wednesday, poised to endorse key Palestinian positions in the conflict with Israel — a signal to President Donald Trump that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli-Arab normalization.

  • Written by KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH , Associated Press

US judge to hear arguments on longer block to travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban planned to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts.


  • Written by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press

It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the world.


  • Written by JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

Christie, Trump to launch drug addiction task force

WASHINGTON (AP) — After being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump's transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat drug addiction.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN and VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press