Trump defends decision to revisit action on Chinese company


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday defended his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions "get back into business, fast," despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans that the company poses a national security risk.


  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care


WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.


  • Written by By EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press

Seattle OKs tax on companies like Amazon to help homeless

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders.

  • Written by By PHUONG LE , Associated Press

Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea


MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has driven a large construction truck to open the much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.


Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after US pullout


BRUSSELS (AP) — Major European powers sought Tuesday to keep Iran in a landmark international nuclear agreement after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact and promised tough economic sanctions against Tehran.

  • Written by By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT , Associated Press