Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses.

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited "some evidence of obstruction of justice" in President Donald Trump's actions and speculated that Russians might have dirt on the president. Trump struck back, branding Comey a criminal.

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  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Trump seeks to limit access to records seized in FBI raid

NEW YORK (AP) — The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trump's extraordinary request that he be allowed to review records seized from his personal lawyer's office as part of a criminal investigation before they are examined by prosecutors.

  • Written by By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

Chemical weapons team kept from alleged attack site in Syria

 

BEIRUT (AP) — Independent investigators were prevented by Syrian and Russian authorities Monday from reaching the scene of an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital, an official said, days after the U.S., France and Britain bombarded sites they said were linked to Syria's chemical weapons program.

  • Written by By SARAH EL DEEB and NATALIYA VASILEYVA , Associated Press

Inmates fought each other over money, territory; 7 slain

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other."

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  • Written by By MEG KINNARD , Associated Press