Moscow: 'No illusions' about quickly restoring ties with US

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has "no illusions" about a quick thaw under President Donald Trump, but is ready to take its share of efforts needed to improve the strained ties with the United States, Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.

  • Written by FRAZIER MOORE , AP Television Writer

EPA contract freeze, media blackout leave states confused

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration freeze on new Environmental Protection Agency contracts and grant awards raised fears that states and other recipients could lose essential funding for drinking water protection, hazardous waste oversight and a host of other programs — while a communications blackout left them dangling in uncertainty.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press

Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Extremist gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, 8 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least eight people were dead and 14 injured Wednesday as Somali security forces ended a siege by extremist fighters who stormed a hotel in the capital, police said.

  • Written by FARAH ABDI WARSAMEH and ABDI GULED , Associated Press