Appeals court hears arguments on updated Trump travel ban


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal appeals court judges in Virginia peppered a government lawyer Friday with questions about President Donald Trump's latest travel ban and whether the president has the authority to ban 150 million foreign nationals — mostly Muslims — from the United States.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Supreme Court blocks for now DACA case document disclosure


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge's order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips


WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence, newly released records show.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Iraq says its war against IS has ended


BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.


Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor announced Friday that he won't charge a police officer who fatally shot a deaf man, determining the killing was legally justified after the man aggressively approached the officer while armed with a 2-foot metal pipe.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press