Lawmakers demand new strategy for 16-year Afghan war


WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators sharply criticized Pentagon leaders Tuesday for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged that "the enemy is surging right now."

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press

AP sources: Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'


WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than six weeks after he helped revive a flagging House Republican health care bill and push it to passage, President Donald Trump now says the measure is "mean" and is asking GOP senators to make it more generous.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

2 inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards


Two Georgia inmates described as "dangerous beyond description" remained on the run early Wednesday after killing two guards on a prison bus before fleeing in a stolen car.

  • Written by By KATE BRUMBACK , Associated Press

5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Five people, including the head of Michigan's health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires' disease.

  • Written by By DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press