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Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:48:14 GMT2017-07-25T07:48:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee....



McCain's return, heavy with drama for 'Obamacare' repeal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:03:16 GMT2017-07-25T08:03:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years....



Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:44:03 GMT2017-07-25T05:44:03Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants....



Tractor-trailer survivor says truck had no ventilation

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:06:06 GMT2017-07-25T05:06:06Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride....



Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:42:25 GMT2017-07-25T06:42:25Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel began Tuesday to dismantle metal detectors it installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the Muslim custodian of the holy site....



Al-Qaida in Syria close to snuffing out competition in north

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:12:17 GMT2017-07-25T06:12:17Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend....



AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:02:22 GMT2017-07-25T04:02:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation....



AP: US church goes to Brazil; instills fear, splits families

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:09:13 GMT2017-07-25T04:09:13Z

SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, BRAZIL (AP) -- At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will ever know their grandchildren....



Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:48:10 GMT2017-07-25T04:48:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls - long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision....



Black seniors stroll down memory lane aiming to stay sharp

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:36:36 GMT2017-07-25T07:36:36Z

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community. Wasn't this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise....