Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said.

  • Written by By FARES AKRAM , Associated Press

Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday.


  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Rudy Giuliani joins Trump legal team


WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY , Associated Press

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.

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  • Written by By LINDA A. JOHNSON , AP Medical Writer