NATO, the world's biggest military alliance, explained

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance.

  • Written by LORNE COOK , Associated Press

Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press

UK police find 'significant' evidence; May slams US on leaks

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Britons faced stepped-up security, authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly concert bombing.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, PAISLEY DODDS, MAGGIE MICHAEL and GREGORY KATZ , Associated Press

Probe: US bomb set off IS-planted devices in Mosul tragedy

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States acknowledged Thursday that bombing an Iraqi building in March set off a series of Islamic-State planted explosives, resulting in more than 100 civilian deaths and underscoring the difficulty of rooting out the extremist group's fighters from its remaining urban strongholds.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • Written by EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press