Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings


BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results.

  • Written by DAVID RISING and GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over.

  • Written by MEREDITH HOFFMAN and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.

  • Written by HOPE YEN , Associated Press

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban


WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.