Crews fight fires in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — High winds hindered the efforts of emergency personnel battling wildfires Tuesday in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma that have forced hundreds of people from their homes and destroyed several buildings.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WikiLeaks publish 1000s of what it says are CIA documents

PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to provide an eye-opening look at the intimate details of America's cyberespionage toolkit.

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Report finds exonerations in the US rose again in 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of people exonerated in the U.S. rose again in 2016, with more than half of them involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • Written by JUAN A. LOZANO , Associated Press

US trade deficit jumps to 5-year high of $48.5 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped in January to the highest level in nearly five years as a flood of mobile phones and other consumer products widened America's trade gap with China. The result underscores the challenges facing President Donald Trump in fulfilling a campaign pledge to reduce America's trade deficits.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Iraqi forces storm Mosul government complex, hoist flag

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces were fighting their way through a government complex in the heart of western Mosul after storming the buildings in an overnight raid, and were facing fierce counterattacks Tuesday from the Islamic State group.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE and SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press