Trump plans to slash US refugee admissions


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will allow no more than 45,000 refugees into the United States next year, officials said Tuesday, in what would be the lowest admissions level in more than a decade.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Saudi women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom in 2018


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's surprise decision to grant women the right to drive in the conservative kingdom marks a significant expansion in women's rights, but activists said Wednesday it is also only the first step in a long list of demands for equality.


  • Written by By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY , Associated Press

Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes


MEXICO CITY (AP) — On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. And now authorities are looking into whether an apartment reportedly built on top of the two-story school was to blame.


  • Written by By GARANCE BURKE , Associated Press

Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch


WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Iran had "just test-fired" a missile, he seemed to know something the rest of the government did not. Turns out, he did not.

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

In Alabama, a Trump miscalculation in Senate primary


HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House yet leaves his presidency and his party in disarray.

  • Written by By BILL BARROW and KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press