US to announce $110 billion Saudi arms sale as Trump visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to announce $110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia this weekend as President Donald Trump visits the country, officials said Friday.

 

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he's going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure on Friday.

 

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal - steak with a side of ketchup - will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent

Rape probe dropped for WikiLeaks' Assange; uncertainty ahead

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that's because there's no possibility of arresting him "in the foreseeable future."

  • Written by DAVID KEYTON and GREGORY KATZ , Associated Press

Vice President Pence avoids political fray surrounding him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has stepped gingerly through the chaos engulfing the White House — offering loyalty to his boss, while trying to avoid the spreading stain of scandal.

 

  • Written by KEN THOMAS and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press