1,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean; 2 dead

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday during a rescue operation that saved more than 1,000 others who were attempting the dangerous crossing to Europe, according to a Spanish aid group.


GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI chief he fired called the president a liar, but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug. The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of accomplishing its legislative agenda and winning elections, and it's going to take more than James Comey's testimony to shake them.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is ramping up pressure on Qatar to stop what he calls a "high level" of financial support of terrorism, even as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Trump dodges tapes question, denies seeking Comey 'loyalty'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Punching back a day after his fired FBI director's damaging testimony, President Donald Trump accused James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about their conversations.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

Trump says US is committed to mutual support of NATO allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States is committed to the mutual defense of NATO members, casting aside concerns that his failure to mention the commitment last month weakened the alliance.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer