Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

CLINTON, Md. (AP) — A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed Wednesday in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS , Associated Pres

'Winter White House' a winning brand for Trump's business

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — No doubt Florida's oceanfront Mar-a-Lago resort is an impressive site for a summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China. And it's a pretty nice business advertisement, too, for the owner of the luxurious, members-only private property.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ and TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press

Federal overhauls of police departments bring mixed results

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by some to use force too fast and too often, reached an agreement with the federal government that gave all officers training on how to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Residents' attitudes toward police improved.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Court: Civil Rights law prohibits discrimination of LGBT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM , AP Legal Affairs Writer