Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election.

  • Written by HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Trump administration flip flops on location of Western Wall

 

JERUSALEM (AP) — As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding U.S. policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA and JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place."

  • Written by JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press