Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions


JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders urged the faithful on Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests and avoid entering a contested Jerusalem shrine, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions.


  • Written by By KARIN LAUB and ARON HELLER , Associated Press

When he travels, Trump favors states that voted for him


GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump surveyed the crowd of thousands of Boy Scouts at their summit Monday and assessed, "There's a lot of love in this big, beautiful place. And a lot of love for our country." He singled out for affection West Virginia, a state that gave him his largest margin of victory in November.

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

11 states sue over EPA delay of new chemical safety rules


WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to delay new chemical plant safety rules from taking effect for at least two years.


McCain's return, heavy with drama for 'Obamacare' repeal


WASHINGTON (AP) — At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Official: US Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press