Attorney: Oklahoma state senator plans to resign

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy plans to resign his seat by Wednesday evening, his attorney said.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press

Martin McGuinness, IRA leader turned peacemaker, dies at 66

DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness took up arms to fight British soldiers in the streets but ended up shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II. A militant who long sought to unify Ireland through violence, he became a peacemaking politician who earned the respect, and even the friendship, of his former enemies.

  • Written by SHAWN POGATCHNIK , Associated Press

US bars electronic carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and DAVID KOENIG , Associated Press

Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

BANGKOK (AP) — Tourists used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile.

  • Written by KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA , Associated Press

Q&A on 'unmasking' and leaking classified information

WASHINGTON (AP) — After FBI Director James Comey publicly has acknowledged the existence of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the White House introduced a new narrative to push back against the allegations.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press