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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:28am

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

2 Syrian terror suspects stopped in Sicily during G7 meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:26am

The Italian news agency ANSA is reporting that two Syrians have been detained in Sicily on terrorism suspicions even as seven top world leaders were meeting elsewhere on the Italian island.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even without Twitter

Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:19am

It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. Other frequent sources of free-range Trump — extended TV interviews, news conferences, speeches to supporters — were also missing on his first foreign trip since taking office.

The Latest: Melania Trump praises military families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:13am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):

Supporters of Roosevelt National Park seek to block refinery

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:56am

When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop "the cleanest refinery on the planet," it chose a spot in western North Dakota's oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy.

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:56am

Well before he won the presidency in 1997, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:48am

Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities.

Trump faces new controversies as trip winds down

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:48am

President Donald Trump faced new controversies over his team's possible ties to Russia as he closed out his first trip abroad Saturday, a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

Spanish PM warns Catalan businesses of danger of secession

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Catalan business leaders on Saturday of "terrible economic consequences" if separatists win independence for the northeastern region.

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of military rule.

Global computer outage grounds BA Heathrow, Gatwick flights

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:56am

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travelers on a busy holiday weekend.

Group of Seven final declaration says U.S. "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:20am

Group of Seven final declaration says U.S. "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change.

Lobsterman shares his tale of 12 hours floating on his boots

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:10am

The darkest moment of John Aldridge's 12 terrifying hours of floating alone in the Atlantic Ocean came in the first moments after he was flung off his lobster boat.

Germany's Merkel: G-7 will agree to act against protectionism; Climate discussion was "unsatisfactory"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:07am

Germany's Merkel: G-7 will agree to act against protectionism; Climate discussion was "unsatisfactory"

Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:24am

Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015.

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:14am

Nasrine's husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. "With his hands, he could turn dust into gold," Nasrine says.

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:13am

The Warthog is sitting pretty.

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:02am

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

Kuwaiti company agrees to pay $95 million in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:53am

A Kuwaiti logistics company accused of inflating prices and defrauding the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops has settled a lawsuit.