Measure would require new war authorization from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A stunning move this week by a House panel to force a debate on new presidential war powers revealed mounting frustration that Congress has for too long dodged one of its most important responsibilities: to decide whether to send American fighting forces into harm's way.


  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

More time allowed for review of new transgender enlistments


WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the force.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Pope pushes out German hardliner, choses new doctrine chief

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday pushed out the Vatican's conservative doctrine chief, tapping a deputy instead to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees Catholic orthodoxy around the world.

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Large study links key pesticide to weakened honeybee hives

WASHINGTON (AP) — A common and much-criticized pesticide dramatically weakens already vulnerable honeybee hives, according to a new massive field study in three European countries.

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  • Written by BY SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

Trump's crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?

NEW YORK (AP) — If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he'd be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say.

  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer