Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

 

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.

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  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE, BASSAM HATOUM and ALBERT AJI , Associated Press

'Winnie!' South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex legacy with poetry and anger.

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  • Written by By KRISTA MAHR , Associated Press

Trump vows to back law to protect marijuana industry

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made by the U.S. attorney general just three months ago.

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  • Written by By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

Trump fundraiser resigns from RNC over $1.6M Playmate payout

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump resigned from the Republican National Committee on Friday after it was revealed that he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy Playmate with whom he had an extramarital affair. The Playmate became pregnant and elected to have an abortion.

  • Written by By TOM LoBIANCO, CATHERINE LUCEY and MIKE BALSAMO , Associated Press