Protections for 27 national monuments may be curtailed, cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-seven national monuments, mostly in the West, face the curtailing or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades by presidents from both parties, the Interior Department said.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late November, a member of Donald Trump's transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States?

  • Written by ULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

French watchdog: Macron data mixed in with fake news in leak

PARIS (AP) — France's election campaign commission said Saturday "a significant amount of data" has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack on centrist Emmanuel Macron's presidential campaign.

  • Written by PHILIPPE SOTTO AND RAPHAEL SATTER , Associated Press

Prosecutors dropping 2 teens' charges in school rape case


ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping charges against two Hispanic teens accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a restroom at a suburban Washington high school, a case cited by the White House as an example of why the president wants to crack down on illegal immigration.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT , Associated Press