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Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump

The case of a Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter is being blamed by some media watchers on a wave of hostility toward journalists that President Donald Trump helped generate. ...

Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June...

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now a largely unexplored region. NASA's Juno spacecraft...

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers guarantee the animals...

The Latest: Canadian leader stresses intelligence-sharing

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 2:30 p.m. ...

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Backed by tanks and helicopters, Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since...

Most world stocks rise after Fed minutes; oil rally fades

HONG KONG (AP) — Most world stock markets rose Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes, while crude oil's rally fizzled out ahead of an OPEC meeting on production. ...

NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief affirmed Thursday that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage direct war against the extremists — an announcement timed for...

OPEC and non-OPEC nations poised to extend output cuts

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC and other oil nations meeting Thursday appeared set to extend their production cuts in an effort to shore up prices. But the intended impact could be short-lived. ...

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production...

Older jobless Americans: Trump’s budget means ‘hardship’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. ...

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook. ...

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Thursday's nationally-watched election for Montana's sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck...

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as...

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove...

Culture critic: Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June...

Passenger: airline was warned about disruptive man at gate

HONOLULU (AP) — Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to escort the plane, passengers complained to American...

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. ...

Media mogul Jerry Perenchio dies in LA at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Perenchio was a media mogul, billionaire former owner of Univision and the producer behind a slew of hit shows and sporting events but his house appeared more often on...

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated. ...

Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of "liberal fascism" for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer...

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed ‘sophistication’

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): ...

Parties battle for control of Montana’s only US House seat

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Voters will head to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana's only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of...

Trump said to praise ‘great job’ in Philippine drug fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a...

The Latest: FBI withholds Comey memos from House panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 6:30 p.m. ...

Man arrested inside Bullock’s home convicted of stalking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who broke into Sandra Bullock's home in 2014 and forced the Oscar-winning actress to hide in her closet while calling police has been sentenced to continued mental health...

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Handshakes, gifts, friendly small talk and big hopes for peace. Setting aside past differences and rude comments aside, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis put a determinedly positive face on...

Science Says: What’s known and not known about marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. ...

The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local): 5:15 p.m. ...

Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and canceled several European shows Wednesday due to the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, England. ...

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump's budget director insists the administration's spending plans won't cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s suspect claim about Iran’s collapse

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for...

Treasury chief to Congress: Raise debt limit before August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Wednesday that they should vote to increase the government's borrowing authority — and avert a disastrous economic default — before their August recess. ...

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

WASHINGTON (AP) — To cover up or not to cover up? Melania Trump wore a veil to the Vatican on Wednesday...

Women CEOs earn big pay, but few of them have the top job

NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running the world's largest companies. ...

Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable," the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report...

The Latest: Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local): 12:05 p.m. ...

Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake

BERLIN (AP) — An independent report has concluded that Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent. ...

The Latest: Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 11:30 a.m. ...

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a ‘closed issue’

GENEVA (AP) — The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue." ...

The Latest: First lady visits Vatican’s children’s hospital

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 1 p.m. ...

Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat

LONDON (AP) — Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. ...

Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed, concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic...

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the...

Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. ...

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, but the military alliance — which Trump has declared obsolete — has been busy...

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget...

Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain didn't...

Hannity backs off story about murdered DNC staffer

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity said Tuesday he's backing off his speculation about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich after talking with Rich's family, which had...