Lebanese prime minister resigns amid tensions with Hezbollah

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.

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  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

Walmart shooting suspect probed on 1st degree murder charge

 

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The sheet metal worker accused of fatally shooting three people inside a suburban Denver Walmart was told Friday during his first court appearance that he is being held without bond for possible charges of first-degree murder.

  • Written by By P. SOLOMON BANDA and KATHLEEN FOODY , Associated Press

Bergdahl spared from prison

 

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left some of his comrades severely wounded, was spared a prison sentence by a military judge Friday.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN DREW , Associated Press

GOP tax plan picks winners and losers in energy sector

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry has winners and losers in the new House GOP tax bill. Losers are the electric car industry and producers of wind power and other clean energy.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Scientists: Half of Hawaii's coral reefs bleached in 2014-15

 

HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly half of Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of scientists told state lawmakers.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS