NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides.

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  • Written by By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer

Trump chides Giuliani to 'get his facts straight' on Stormy

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting Rudy Giuliani, the aggressive new face of his legal team, needed to "get his facts straight" about the hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Giuliani quickly came up with a new version.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

More than 1,600 arrested in Russia amid anti-Putin protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting more than 1,600 of them.

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  • Written by By JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed one of President Donald Trump's closest friends and confidants, California real estate investor Tom Barrack, The Associated Press has learned.

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  • Written by By TOM LoBIANCO, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALAN SUDERMAN , Associated Press

Hard-line US demands on China raise stakes in trade talks

 

BEIJING (AP) — A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world's two largest economies.

  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG, PAUL WISEMAN and DAKE KANG , Associated Press