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After eight hours on roof, Kansas family rescued — by private citizens


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- After eight hours of waiting on their south Overland Park rooftop, Emiliano Yepez-Martinez's family was rescued at 12:30 p.m. by private citizens braving flood waters. The clan of seven "is safe and sound," said Jason ...

LA sues Trump administration over threats to withhold funds for 'sanctuary' cities


LOS ANGELES -- The city of Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it is suing President Donald Trump's Department of Justice, claiming that new conditions requiring police to cooperate with immigration enforcement officials to qualify for anti-crime ...

More US sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms accused of working with N. Korea


WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed a new round of economic sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies and individuals who it said are working with North Korea. Sanctions have served as the cornerstone of U.S. efforts to ...

Missouri governor stays execution in 1998 murder


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hours before Marcellus Williams was to be put to death for the 1998 murder of a former newspaper reporter, Gov. Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution and appointed a board to look into the case. "A sentence of death is ...

Sen. Menendez bullish as jury selection begins in federal corruption trial


NEWARK, N.J. -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday he expects to be exonerated of federal bribery charges, as lawyers began picking the jurors who will decide his fate at his trial next month. "Looking forward to picking a good jury," the New...

Why isn't Treasury's crackdown on real estate money permanent?


WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department's announcement Tuesday that it yet again extended a program to thwart money laundering by Russians and other foreigners through luxury U.S. real estate begs the question: Why isn't it permanent? McClatchy ...

Rep. Jones a lonely GOP congressional foe of Trump's Afghanistan policy


WASHINGTON -- Rep. Walter Jones stood nearly alone among congressional Republicans on Tuesday as he firmly opposed President Donald Trump's plan to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Jones, R-N.C., accused Trump of reneging on a campaign ...

Afghans express hope for Trump's new war strategy, while Pakistanis feel stung by criticism


KABUL, Afghanistan -- War-weary Afghans offered cautious praise Tuesday for President Donald Trump's decision to boost the 16-year U.S. military effort in their country, with many expressing hope that more American troops could reverse Taliban ...

After Navy's 2nd deadly collision, a call for a congressional probe


As the Navy works to recover sailors' bodies from flooded portions of the damaged U.S. destroyer John McCain in Singapore, a San Diego congressman is calling for a congressional investigation of the Navy's string of deadly ship mishaps in the ...

Judge agrees to delay Cosby retrial into 2018


NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A Montgomery County judge on Tuesday agreed to delay Bill Cosby's retrial until early 2018, acting on a request from the entertainer's new defense team. Judge Steven O'Neill didn't set a date, but told the lawyers that he'll "...