Confusion as Catalan president cancels, reschedules address


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The standoff between Spain and its secessionist-minded region of Catalonia headed to a crucial juncture Thursday as Catalans awaited their president's next move amid speculation he might back off a full independence proclamation by calling a snap election.

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA and ELENA BECATOROS , Associated Press

Oil pipeline opponent uses 'necessity defense' _ What is it?

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he'll seek to present a "necessity defense" — justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press, STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Bannon's war exposes GOP donor divisions

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon's war on the GOP establishment has caught the party's most powerful donors in the crossfire.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT , Associated Press