Trump criticized for bait and switch on 'birther' statement

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's renouncement of birtherism came with some media gamesmanship that compelled television news networks to air 20 minutes of endorsements by retired military men before the candidate briefly got to the point.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Obama aims to define his global leadership in last UN speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears

COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward.

Trail of Tears Damage Krou

  • Written by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press, ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press