Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Patrons visit Waffle House to support shooting survivors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee residents living near a Waffle House where a gunman fatally shot four people have been filing into the restaurant to grab a meal and show their support for employees determined to carry on after the attack.

  • Written by By SHEILA BURKE , The Associated Press

Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump.

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  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to Trump's appeals to put "America first."

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  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press

Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world's most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verge of war months ago will take a pleasant walk, plant a commemorative tree, inspect an honor guard and belly-up to a lavish banquet.

  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG , Associated Press