AP News

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- "We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi militarized police captured two neighborhoods on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."...

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as "Russia will be free!" and "Putin is war!" to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Will 'La La' have another day of sun at Sunday's Oscars?

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

ATLANTA (AP) -- Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage....

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Family representative says actor Bill Paxton has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61....

Sunday, February 26, 2017