Iraqi troops resume Mosul fight after 2-week lull

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Breaking a two-week lull in fighting, Iraqi troops backed by the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes and artillery pushed deeper into eastern Mosul on Thursday in a multi-pronged assault against Islamic State militants in the city.

  • Written by HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press

Benefits of Indian cash overhaul elusive as deadline passes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fifty days ago, India yanked most of its currency from circulation without warning, jolting the economy and leaving most citizens scrambling for cash. As the deadline for exchanging the devalued 500- and 1,000-rupee notes for new ones hit on Friday, many Indians were still stuck waiting in long bank lines.

  • Written by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press; NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Turkish committee clears draft expanding Erdogan's powers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish parliamentary commission on Friday cleared a set of draft constitutional amendments that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid

ATLANTA (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.

  • Written by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press