Iraqi troops in mop-up operations in Mosul after key gains

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops were clearing up a key neighborhood in Mosul on Friday, commanders said, a day after making significant gains against Islamic State militants in the city and after the country's prime minister declared an end to the extremist group's self-proclaimed caliphate.


Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care


WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver.

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  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Trump mocks TV host: 'bleeding badly from a face-lift'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the brains, looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching. His latest crude broadside against a woman's appearance set off a storm of protest from Republicans and Democrats alike and did nothing to advance his struggling policy agenda.


  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press

5 found guilty in Russian opposition leader's murder


MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow jury convicted five men on Thursday in the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on a bridge near the Kremlin two years ago, ending a nine-month trial that his supporters said had failed to bring the true masterminds of slaying to justice.

  • Written by By NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press