Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Arizona man gets 68 years in prison in Nevada standoff case

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

  • Written by By KEN RITTER , Associated Press

His future clouded, Sessions opens mission to El Salvador

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his future as the nation's top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions flew to El Salvador Thursday seeking ways to stamp out the brutal street gang MS-13.

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  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.

  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer