At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said it himself to Congress and the American people: "No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea."

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

New disclosure shows growing Kushner wealth, debt


WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial disclosure forms released late Monday show that White House special adviser — and President Donald Trump's son-in-law — Jared Kushner's wealth and debt both appear to have risen over the year, an indication of the complex state of his finances and the potential conflicts that confront some of his investments.

  • Written by By STEPHEN BRAUN and BERNARD CONDON , Associated Press

Report describes Dubai real estate as money-laundering haven


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released Tuesday alleges.

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  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit


GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking the law because he provided no favors in return.

  • Written by By TAMI ABDOLLAH and STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press

Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

DENVER (AP) — Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought.

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  • Written by By COLLEEN SLEVIN , Associated Press