Chicago agency finds high level of spilled chemical in lake

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal safety standards, the Chicago Department of Water Management said Thursday.



Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he's startlingly candid about the reason: He's just now really learning about some of them.


  • Written by JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Afghanistan says massive US bomb killed 36 militants

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The biggest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat by the U.S. military killed 36 militants in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday, and villagers in the remote, mountainous area described being terrified by the "earsplitting blast."

  • Written by AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands underway

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government and rebels evacuated more than 7,000 people from four besieged towns Friday in the latest coordinated population transfer in Syria's six-year-long civil war. 

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press