3 dead, 2 injured when plane crashes on California homes

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said.


Divided Republicans await clarity from Trump on key issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flailing and divided, congressional Republicans are hoping for clarity from President Donald Trump on key issues like health care when he delivers his first speech to a joint meeting of Congress. It comes as Republicans are discovering, a month into Trump's administration, how difficult it will be to make good on their many promises now that they control Washington in full.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

South Korean prosecutors indict Samsung's de facto chief

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean special prosecutors indicted Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye.

  • Written by YOUKYUNG LEE and KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

Amnesty says Yemeni rebels recruit fighters as young as 15

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels are recruiting fighters as young as 15 and using religious schools to lure teenagers into their ranks without their parents' knowledge, a rights group said Tuesday.


Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access oil pipeline work

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, perhaps just days before it could start moving oil.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press