'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupation

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Labeling Israel's treatment of Palestinians as "apartheid" is like flinging a burning match into spilled gasoline — so combustible are the passions on both sides.

  • Written by KARIN LAUB , Associated Press

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.

  • Written by BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer

Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, a favorite of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC , Associated Press