Russia ups ante by freezing communications with US in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia reacted to U.S. military strikes on its ally Syria Friday by cutting a hotline intended to prevent midair incidents, a response that demonstrates Moscow's readiness to defy Washington and could even put the two nuclear superpowers on a course toward military confrontation.


  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Egyptians recount sexual harassment, angering conservatives

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls have come out to denounce sexual harassment and share personal stories about it on social media, breaking a taboo and raising the ire of some in the country's conservative majority.

  • Written by HEBA AFIFY , Associated Press

Pace of US hiring tumbles, yet jobless rate hits 10-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. jobs report for March report delivered a mixed message Friday as hiring fell to its slowest pace in nearly a year. Yet at the same time, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly a decade.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Gorsuch on path to confirmation as Senate rips up own rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, headed for confirmation on Friday after Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent