Trump declines to move US Embassy to Jerusalem, for now

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping back from a campaign promise and incurring Israeli ire, President Donald Trump acted Thursday to keep the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv for now instead of moving it to Jerusalem, a cautious move aimed at bolstering prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Construction spending fell 1.4 percent in April

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction fell in April by the largest amount in a year, reflecting weakness in homebuilding, non-residential construction and government projects.

  • Written by MATT OTT , Associated Press

Senate panel eager to hear from Comey, given OK to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee says it is issuing subpoenas for Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and Trump's personal lawyer — as well as their businesses as part of its investigation into Russian activities during last year's election.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN and JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train said Wednesday that the city should focus on the girls, not him.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press