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Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

NAIROBI, Kenya — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.
Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

WASHINGTON — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that th
UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government.
Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

MINNEAPOLIS — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day o
Former major leaguer Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

Former major leaguer Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

DENTON, Texas — John Wetteland, a former All-Star and World Series MVP, has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

NEW YORK — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee.
Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

NEW YORK — A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin.

Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

WASHINGTON — The tumbling space snowman is making its out-of-this-world film premiere.
Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

NEW YORK — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to inte
New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.