Analysis: Trump blasts nation-building but wants Iraq oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says that as president he would end "our current strategy of nation-building and regime change" because they don't work. His dislike for nation-building is shared by many, including none other than the target of his criticism, President Barack Obama.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Trump reveals few details on "extreme vetting" of immigrants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump is calling for "extreme" vetting of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, but he's offering few specifics about how that might work, how long it might last or how taxpayers would foot the bill.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Man arrested for arson blaze that decimated California town

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A California man was arrested Monday on arson charges for allegedly sparking a wildfire that exploded over the weekend, destroying more than 175 homes, business and other structures in a Northern California town, authorities said.

  • Written by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press

15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday.

  • Written by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press

Democrats seek repeal of ban on federal funding of abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure.

  • Written by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer