Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut US victories

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, posting photos online of a destroyed medical center and homes reduced to rubble. "This is how Trump liberates Mosul, by killing its inhabitants," the caption reads.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE and ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

Trump to pay $25M after judge approves Trump University deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Hill panels says it's too soon to discuss immunity for Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators on Friday rebuffed former national security adviser Michael Flynn's offer of cooperation in exchange for immunity, saying it's too early in their probe of his Russia connections to discuss a deal.

  • Written by CHAD DAY, EILEEN SULLIVAN and JULIE PACE , Associated Press