Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection.



Trump's vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump rocked the region with the stunning announcement Tuesday that he was halting annual U.S.-South Korean military drills — and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against North Korea.

  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG , Associated Press

At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said it himself to Congress and the American people: "No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea."

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

New disclosure shows growing Kushner wealth, debt


WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial disclosure forms released late Monday show that White House special adviser — and President Donald Trump's son-in-law — Jared Kushner's wealth and debt both appear to have risen over the year, an indication of the complex state of his finances and the potential conflicts that confront some of his investments.

  • Written by By STEPHEN BRAUN and BERNARD CONDON , Associated Press