AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets much wrong on Ukraine

EDITOR'S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is trying to claw back a string of inaccurate comments about Ukraine, but he's yet to get it right.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Wildfires burn in 7 Western states, prompt evacuations


Wildfires were burning Monday in seven Western U.S. states, from California's famed Big Sur region to tribal towns and hamlets near Reno, Nevada. More than a dozen homes were destroyed in Montana, and evacuations were ordered in Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming. Firefighters were trying to stop a Washington blaze from reaching a thickly forested security zone at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


Chinese human rights activist gets suspended sentence

TIANJIN, China (AP) — A Chinese court issued a suspended three-year prison sentence to a human rights activist charged with subversion of state power after a brief trial Tuesday, the first publicly acknowledged hearing in a secrecy-shrouded yearlong case involving hundreds of rights activists.

  • Written by HELENE FRANCHINEAU, Associated Press GERRY SHIH, Associated Press

Turkey navigates tense relations with key allies

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey summoned a German diplomat Monday over a court decision that prevented President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from addressing a demonstration in Germany, while the top U.S. military official visited Ankara as Turkey navigated through increasingly strained relations with key allies.

  • Written by ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press