Algerian military plane crashes in a field, killing 257


ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever plane crash.


  • Written by By AOMAR OUALI , Associated Press

Ryan bowing out, sending ripples of uncertainty through GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year.


  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press

Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers' demands


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that the Oklahoma Legislature has no plans to bow to striking teachers' demand to eliminate a capital gains tax break as a way to end a walkout now in its second week.


Russian meddling? Resignation? Zuckerberg notes have answers


WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted members of Congress to know about the scandal in which Cambridge Analytica used the massive social platform to access 87 million users: He made mistakes. Facebook's mission is to "help people connect." And no, he's not resigning.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press