Ex hostage tells AP why he had kids in captivity


TORONTO (AP) — Former hostage Joshua Boyle said Monday he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a big family and decided, "Hey, let's make the best of this and at least go home with a larger start on our dream family."


  • Written by By ROB GILLIES , Associated Press

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as scores missing


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years.


  • Written by By ABDI GULED , Associated Press

Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena


WASHINGTON (AP) — A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House intelligence committee, with a lawyer for the firm questioning the legitimacy of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press