UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's Fallujah

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. children's fund on Wednesday issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants in the battle for Fallujah to spare the children, the most vulnerable among the tens of thousands of civilians who remain trapped by the fighting for control of this city west of Baghdad.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care

CHICAGO (AP) — Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it.

  • Written by ALEJANDRA CANCINO, For The Associated Press

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days.

  • Written by JOHN L. MONE, Associated Press

Testy Trump takes his war with the press to a new level

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans' charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press