Report: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger


WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Twitter rolls out stricter rules on abusive content

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has begun enforcing stricter policies on violent and abusive content like hateful images or symbols, including those attached to user profiles.

  • Written by By ALEXANDRA OLSON , Associated Press

Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER WEBER , Associated Press

Puerto Rico gov orders review of all post-hurricane deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Monday ordered authorities to review all deaths reported since Hurricane Maria hit nearly three months ago amid accusations that the U.S. territory has vastly undercounted storm-related deaths.

  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press