Nigeria military helps rescue 1,000 Boko Haram hostages


LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1,000 people held captive in northeastern Nigeria by the jihadi group Boko Haram have been rescued, Nigeria's military said Monday.

  • Written by By SAM OLUKOYA , Associated Press

Melania Trump debuts 'Be Best' campaign for kids' well-being


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump gave a splashy launch Monday to her public awareness campaign to help children, calling it "Be Best." In a rare twist on their White House roles, she commanded the Rose Garden lectern while President Donald Trump watched from the audience.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Manhattan DA to probe abuse allegations against Schneiderman


NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating allegations of violence against women by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned just hours after accounts of abuse by four women.


  • Written by By DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press

Iran-Contra figure Oliver North named president of the NRA


ATLANTA (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North's appointment as the next president of the National Rifle Association gives some star power to the gun lobby but also inspires disdain by gun-control advocates who call it a tone-deaf move that shows an unwillingness to find solutions to gun violence.


  • Written by By LISA MARIE PANE , Associated Press

Iran president warns of 'problems' as Trump decision looms

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Tuesday warned the country could face "some problems," just hours before President Donald Trump was to announce whether he is pulling America out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

  • Written by By AMIR VAHDAT and NASSER KARIMI , Associated Press