'Hillbilly Elegy' author urges GOP to defend working class

BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) — The best-selling author of "Hillbilly Elegy" has told an elegant gathering of Republicans in Ohio that they bear the responsibility of, in his words, "keeping the American dream alive."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jordanian in US accused of trying to join terrorist group

A Jordanian citizen who appeared Thursday in a United States court on charges he attempted to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State group has been watched by federal investigators since January when he tried to get into the Turkish embassy in Washington, court records show.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press