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

Afghan official: Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday when an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Puerto Rican parade tries to move past storm over militant

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place Sunday amid a furor over one participant, a man who spent 35 years in prison for his involvement with group responsible for bombings that killed and maimed dozens in the 1970s and 1980s.

  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press