Taliban announce cease-fire over Eid holiday for 1st time

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government.

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  • Written by By RAHIM FAIEZ , Associated Press

Should you be worried about Social Security and Medicare?

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare has raised concern about the bedrock programs for the middle class. The problems may only keep getting worse in a time of political tension and deep partisan divisions.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:


Manafort faces new charges in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought new obstruction charges against President Donald Trump's campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press