Tillerson 'not playing' when pressed on 'moron' remark


WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted that persistent tensions with President Donald Trump were not hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat, all while ducking, dancing and sidestepping the question of whether he truly called the president a "moron."

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

California fire victims return home as crews gain ground

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.


  • Written by By SUDHIN THANAWALA and BRIAN MELLEY , Associated Press

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior-before-the-enemy charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

  • Written by By JONATHAN DREW , Associated Press