Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Carter had been impressed with the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski well before he won the presidency in 1977. That he immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week.

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

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Philippine fighter aircraft unleashed rocket fire against militants on Saturday, prompting villagers to hoist white flags to avoid being targeted as the military turned to airstrikes to try to end the siege of a southern city by Islamic State group-allied militants.

  • Written by By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe," as authorities said major progress has been made in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester bombing. More arrests are expected.

  • Written by MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace.

  • Written by MARTHA IRVINE , AP National Writer