AP FACT CHECK: Trump's unjustified boast about US nuke power


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. His claim of the credit is entirely unjustified.

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  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device


WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press

Up to 55 migrants missing off Yemen, UN agency says


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says five migrants are dead and another 50 are reported missing after smugglers forced them from a boat off the coast of Yemen.


Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on Mexico's coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on a thinly populated part of Mexico's central Gulf coast early Thursday and began weakening as it pounded a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with rains and heavy winds.