Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview


WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in their first interview with a person linked to his inner circle.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL suddenly plunged a knife into the neck of a wounded young Islamic State prisoner, killing him, and later scoffed that he was "just an ISIS dirtbag," former comrades testified at a war crimes trial.

  • Written by By JULIE WATSON and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press

AP Interview: Border official says aid needed to save lives


WASHINGTON (AP) — When 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and given medication, then sent back to a cell to recuperate on a concrete bench.

  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the circumstances of the incident.

  • Written by By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press

North Korea's Kim meets China's Xi, says awaiting US actions

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States.

  • Written by By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press