Trump's hardline views prompt nonprofits to reject aid money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit groups are rejecting federal grant money to combat violent extremism because of what they described as President Donald Trump's actions against the Muslim and Arab community. 

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH , Associated Press

AP Explains: Why Australia-US refugee deal is contentious

SYDNEY (AP) — Amid the drama over a refugee resettlement deal between Australia and the United States, the White House has issued a series of conflicting statements on whether the agreement is still on, how many refugees it involves, and who, exactly, are the refugees. A look at what's at stake:

  • Written by KRISTEN GELINEAU , Associated Press

Texas votes to keep science lessons challenging evolution

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education has moved closer to tweaking — but still preserving — high school science curriculum requirements that teachers and academics say cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US hits 13 people, dozen companies in new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran's recent ballistic missile test, increasing pressure on Tehran without directly undercutting a landmark nuclear deal with the country.

 

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Union: Guard killed at prison saved lives of his co-workers

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Forced into a closet by inmates at Delaware's largest prison, Sgt. Steven Floyd called out to officers coming to his aid, warning them that inmates had set a trap — saving their lives with his final actions, the head of the state corrections officers' union said.

 

  • Written by RANDALL CHASE , Associated Press