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Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump gets an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he's dealt with so far....



Partisan discord tainting probes of Russia, Trump, election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Partisan discord is seeping into House and Senate intelligence committee investigations of the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia....



N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to get Kim's brother's body
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect Pyongyang itself of orchestrating....



South Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung's de facto chief
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean special prosecutors said they would indict Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye....



UN defends refugee vetting as Trump mulls revised entry ban
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- In an office cubicle at the U.N. refugee agency, a Syrian woman and her three daughters took turns staring into a camera for iris scans. Their biometric registration, a first step toward possible resettlement in the West, is to be followed by interviews and background checks that can take months or even years....



3 dead, 2 injured in plane that hits houses in California
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire Monday, authorities said....



Jimmy Kimmel shares insights on best picture Oscar gaffe
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show's best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on "Jimmy Kimmel Live !"...



Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government "do more with less."...



Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist."...



Starbucks CEO says chain ready to enter Italy after 35 years
MILAN (AP) -- Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's vision for the chain was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on his first trip to Milan more than three decades ago. But it took the company growing to about 26,000 stores in 75 countries to win the credibility he felt necessary to make the leap into the country that gave espresso to the world....