Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday.

  • Written by By HARUNA UMAR and ISMAIL ALFA ABDULRAHIM , Associated Press

Kremlin: Trump invited Putin to White House, but no date set


MOSCOW (AP) — An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Donald Trump has invited the Russian leader to the White House, but the two countries haven't started any preparations for such a visit.


Largest Syrian rebel group starts leaving Damascus enclave


BEIRUT (AP) — The most powerful Syrian rebel faction on the fringes of Damascus began abandoning its stronghold in the once rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday, opening the way for government forces to secure full control of the area, after seven years of revolt.

  • Written by By PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February


WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more rapid pace for building homes, hospitals and highways.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer