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  1. U.S. special operations forces face growing demands and increased risks

    Touching down before dawn, Somali “Lightning” commandos climbed out of U.S. military helicopters and carefully advanced in the dark toward a ramshackle compound tucked into muddy farmland dotted by banana trees. U.S. surveillance had monitored the site for days after an intelligence tip sig…
  2. Brits say they will no longer share Manchester information with U.S. after alleged leaks

    Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief announced Thursday. A British official said Manchester police have decided not to share further information on the probe with the…
  3. Wisconsin seeks to be first state to drug test Medicaid applicants

    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 a national model. Walker's plan, which needs federal approval, comes as he prepares to run for a third term next…
  4. Passenger: American Airlines was warned about disruptive man at gate, says he was 'scaring' others

    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 Airlines workers that the man was scaring them, a woman who was on the flight…
  5. Sessions didn't disclose meetings with Russian officials on security clearance form

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not reveal meetings with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance to serve as the nation's highest-ranking law enforcement official. Sessions came under fire earlier this year for not disclosing to the Senate Judiciary Committee during…
  6. After Manchester attack, here's what to know if you're planning a trip to Britain

    Liz Barrett was driving with friends through the English countryside in North Yorkshire when she heard about the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. She was visiting Britain from Chicago, and was horrified by the news. "It was the only thing on all the radio…
  7. Report: Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump through his campaign advisers

    A new report says U.S. intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign advisers. That's according to The New York Times, which cites three current and former…
  8. Chicago-based Cars.com to stop advertising on Fox News' 'Hannity'

    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 hawk its wares there. The Chicago-based Cars.com said that it had been "watching closely" and recently decided t…
  9. 23 million more uninsured by 2026 under GOP health care bill, new CBO analysis finds

    The Congressional Budget Office says the health care bill Republicans pushed through the House this month would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026, compared with former President Barack Obama's health care law. The nonpartisan office also says that compared with Obama's 2010 overh…
  10. Republicans in Congress struggle with this question: Do you trust Trump's judgment?

    It's a simple question, but for Republicans in Congress, it's not an easy one. Do you trust President Donald Trump's judgment on major decisions? "I'm not answering questions like that," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., after hopping off an underground tram shuttling him from the Capitol to his…
  11. How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe

    In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the FBI received a purported Russian intelligence document describing a tacit understanding between the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information…
  12. NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for President Trump's visit

    NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth more than 1 billion euros. In recent months, member nat…
  13. Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

    Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. While not addressing Medicare's…
  14. Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent

    The father of the 22-year-old Briton who police say bombed a concert in Manchester insisted Wednesday that his son was innocent and just had been preparing to go on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Ramadan Abedi, 51, also known by his nom de guerre of Abu Ismail, spoke to The Associated Press by…
  15. Video appears to show Texas officer striking eighth-grade girl outside a birthday party

    The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend. Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement saying the video "is…
  16. How did whales get so big, so quickly? Scientists think they've found the answer

    Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That's big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. Then seemingly overnight, one type of whale — t…