Extremist gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, 8 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least eight people were dead and 14 injured Wednesday as Somali security forces ended a siege by extremist fighters who stormed a hotel in the capital, police said.

  • Written by FARAH ABDI WARSAMEH and ABDI GULED , Associated Press

Florida governor wants more than $600 million in tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, brushing aside a more pessimistic outlook on the state's financial situation, wants state legislators to slash taxes by $618 million in the coming year.

  • Written by GARY FINEOUT , Associated Press

Rights advocate urges democracies to step up in Trump era

GENEVA (AP) — The head of Human Rights Watch has expressed concern "we will lose the U.S. voice as a defender of human rights around the world" under President Donald Trump, and urged other democracies to "take a leadership position."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A school board member in Hillary Clinton's hometown resigned after making a derogatory reference on Twitter to the female anatomy in describing women marching against President Donald Trump. An Illinois teacher was pulled from the classroom for a tweet deemed sexist. And a freshman Indiana lawmaker was inundated with criticism over a Facebook post mocking "fat women."

  • Written by BRIAN SLODYSKO , Associated Press