Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

US shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a new push Wednesday to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, officials said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA , Associated Press

Planes, tanks, ships: Russian military gets massive upgrade

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, the defense minister said Wednesday.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press