US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

Girl jumps out window, reveals that 13 siblings kept captive


PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window, called 911, and showed the world the strange and secret horror she and her 12 brothers and sisters had been living through.

  • Written by By AMY TAXIN and AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, leading the committee chairman to authorize a subpoena.

  • Written by By TOM LoBIANCO , Associated Press

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press