Senator says Trump rolling back protections at Utah sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to more than 3.6 million acres.


  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in 'outlaw' behavior

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike.

  • Written by BY ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

13 dead, more than 16 wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 16, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued the attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest.


  • Written by By ABDI GULED, Associated Press

Ousted Catalan leader vows to fight Spain's takeover

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's fired leaders will continue "working to build a free country," its ousted separatist president said Saturday, as he called for peaceful opposition to Spain's imposition of direct rule in the region.

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA , Associated Press

North Korean 'masterminds' evade Kim Jong Nam murder trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — At a trial that could send two Southeast Asian women to the gallows, Malaysian prosecutors are shining a light on several men at large they say masterminded and played crucial roles in carrying out the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong's Un's estranged half brother.

  • Written by By ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press