2 battle for control over US consumer watchdog


WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle between two supposed directors of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making for compelling optics but only seems to be delaying a tidal shift at the powerful consumer watchdog.

  • Written by By KEN SWEET and CATHERINE LUCEY , The Associated Press

Conservative group linked to woman who falsely accused Moore


NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative group known for undercover investigations has been linked to a woman who falsely told The Washington Post that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager, the newspaper reported.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Trump, honoring Navajos, revives 'Pocahontas' jab at Warren


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump returned to his own kind of code talking Monday by deriding Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" at a White House event honoring Native American war heroes.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar, omits 'Rohingya'


NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the U.N. as a textbook campaign of "ethnic cleansing."

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press