Syria opposition told to come to terms with Assad's survival

BEIRUT (AP) — As Damascus reverses military losses in much of the country's strategically important west, and foreign states cut support for rebel forces, diplomats from Washington to Riyadh are asking representatives of Syria's opposition to come to terms with President Bashar Assad's political survival.

  • Written by By PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over voting rights.

  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man early Thursday and said he was suspected of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock band.

  • Written by By MIKE CORDER and SYLVAIN PLAZY , Associated Press

Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!"

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

US weekly requests for jobless aid up 2,000 to 234,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows.