Hospital: Ailing China Nobel laureate in critical condition

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese doctors worked urgently Monday to save critically ill Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, as the government hardened its position against growing pleas to allow China's best-known political prisoner to leave for treatment overseas.

  • Written by By GERRY SHIH and GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press

'Summer of hell' begins with start of Penn Station repairs

NEW YORK (AP) — The rush hour commute into New York got off to a quiet start Monday as workers began two months of repairs at the country's busiest train station, a project that Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts will make for a "summer of hell."

  • Written by By DAVID PORTER and LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

Tillerson aims to ease Qatar crisis with shuttle diplomacy

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Trump administration tossed aside its aversion to mediating a weeks-long Persian Gulf dispute Monday, as the top U.S. diplomat flew to the region hoping to corral Qatar and its neighbors into negotiation. The new approach isn't without diplomatic risk, thrusting America into the middle of an Arab squabble at a time President Donald Trump had hoped the U.S. allies would be uniting against terrorism.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer