UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco


LONDON (AP) — The two top aides to British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned Saturday, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party after a disastrous election wiped out May's majority in Parliament.

  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

With court victory, hand of Brazil's president strengthened

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fighting to save his job, Brazilian President Michel Temer has received a huge boost from a decision by the country's top electoral court to reject allegations of illegal campaign finance and keep him in office.

  • Written by By PETER PRENGAMAN and MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

Comey says he was fired over Russia probe, blasts 'lies'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign, bluntly accusing the White House of spreading "lies, plain and simple."


  • Written by ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Rights groups: Many casualties in Mosul from heavy weapons

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Large numbers of civilians are being killed and injured in western Mosul because Iraqi and U.S.-backed coalition forces are relying on the use of heavy weapons as they struggle to push Islamic State group militants from the city, human rights organizations warned.

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  • Written by BALINT SZLANKO , Associated Press

ICE shutters detention alternative for asylum-seekers

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is shutting down the least restrictive alternative to detention available to asylum-seekers who have entered the U.S. illegally, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by FRANK BAJAK , Associated Press