Sailboat survivors recount doomed Pacific voyage

HONOLULU (AP) — Trapped on a storm-battered boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for months, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava were just about out of food and beginning to believe they were completely out of luck when they finally saw it: a U.S. Navy ship chugging toward them.

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  • Written by By CALEB JONES, Associated Press

Puerto Rico power contract a local issue: White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Trump dossier research triggered by website with GOP ties

NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative website with strong ties to the Republican establishment triggered the investigation into Donald Trump's past that ultimately produced the dossier that alleged a compromised relationship between the president and the Kremlin.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

Senator says Trump rolling back protections at Utah sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to more than 3.6 million acres.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in 'outlaw' behavior

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike.

  • Written by BY ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer