GOP again eyes sanctuary cities ban due to political tide

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans have spent years trying to crack down on illegal immigration across the southern border with Mexico. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, however, the time may finally be right for the GOP to mobilize an assault on loosely defined "sanctuary cities," especially with two large counties eyeing such policies.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press

US Secretary of State discusses Yemen war on Saudi trip

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi King Salman and others Sunday to discuss the war in Yemen, a visit to the kingdom that likely will be his last as America's top diplomat.

  • Written by ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, Associated Press; JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Gunmen kill 10, including Canadian, in attacks on police

KARAK, Jordan (AP) — Gunmen assaulted Jordanian police in a series of attacks Sunday, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, officials said. Several armed men barricaded themselves inside the castle for hours, hemmed in by special forces soldiers.

  • Written by OMAR AKOUR, Associated Press; MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

China disputes US claim it's top source of synthetic drugs

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. assertions that China is the top source of the synthetic opioids that have killed thousands of drug users in the U.S. and Canada are unsubstantiated, Chinese officials told the Associated Press.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press; GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press