Officials: CIA chief meets Palestinian leader in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly with the CIA chief in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said Wednesday, as they expressed concern over the Trump administration's suggestion that a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is optional.

  • Written by KARIN LAUB , Associated Press

World's diplomats seeking reassurance from US at G20 meeting

BONN, Germany (AP) — Foreign ministers from most of the world's leading powers are heading to a diplomatic summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies in Germany, with all eyes on the new U.S. Secretary of State for clues about the direction Washington will take over the next four years.

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press

Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader's half brother

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police arrested a woman Wednesday in the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's exiled half brother who South Korean spies say once begged his sibling to spare his life.

  • Written by EILEEN NG , Associated Press

Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump's senior team after less than one month in office.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, ERIC TUCKER and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Damaged dam system threatens Northern California towns

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A huge Northern California reservoir, held in place by a massive dam, has always been central to the life of the towns around it.

  • Written by JONATHAN J. COOPER and DON THOMPSON , Associated Press