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Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “bi...
By Alicia Caldwell The Associated Press FULL STORY
Federal court gives students chance to parry with judges
SAN FRANCISCO — Arguing a case before a panel of federal appeals-court judges can be daunting even for experienced lawyers. Their clients often have much at stake, and the judges can be relentless, interrupting with questions to point out weaknesses and even occasionally to scold. So Helen Andrew...
By Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi
BEIJING — The United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, on the final day of a swing through Asia dominated by concerns over North Korea’s nuclear and missile program...
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press FULL STORY
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
WASHINGTON — Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the Republican from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelli...
By Eileen Sullivan and Garance Burke The Associated Press FULL STORY
SF library workers may get heroin overdose training
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses among the growing number of opioid users who are homeless. The idea surfaced after an addict was found dead in one of the Civic Center library’s restrooms in early Febr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Turkey’s referendum campaign unfair, Erdogan opponents say
ANKARA, Turkey — Opposition figures in Turkey say they have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, a lack of TV airtime and even sabotage in the campaign for a referendum on expanding the president’s powers. The complaints come even as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself has ...
By Suzan Fraser The Associated Press FULL STORY
North Korea tests new rocket engine
TOKYO — North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country’s space program, the North’s state media said Sunday. Kim attended Saturday’s test at the Sohae launch site, according t...
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press FULL STORY
Autopsy to examine Paris airport attacker
PARIS — French officials were conducting an autopsy Sunday to determine whether a suspected Islamic extremist was drunk or high on drugs when he took a soldier hostage at Paris’ Orly Airport and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen. The suspect, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, stopped at a bar in the wee ...
By John Leicester The Associated Press FULL STORY
EU citizens in UK anxiously seek security before Brexit
LONDON — Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist at University College London, was startled to receive a letter from the British government telling him that his application for permanent residence had been rejected and he should prepare to leave the U.K. As a European Union citizen, he is legall...
By Jill Lawless The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies
NEW YORK — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday. He was 88. Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia, his stepdaughter, Emil...
By Verena Dobnik The Associated Press FULL STORY
Young Americans consider Trump illegitimate
WASHINGTON — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. “You can’t be saying that (if) you’re the president,” says Anderson, a 21-year-old studen...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Police: Robber breaks leg, calls for help, gets arrested
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —A robber in Virginia ruined his own getaway - first by breaking his leg in a jump off a balcony, and then by calling the authorities to help him. Police say 21-year-old Leoul Yosef will be charged with burglary for robbing an Alexandria apartment on Wednesday and then jumping off...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lack of comma sense ignites debate after ruling in $10M suit
PORTLAND, Maine — It all came down to a missing comma, and not just any one. And it’s reignited a longstanding debate over whether the punctuation is necessary. A federal appeals court decided this week to keep alive a lawsuit by dairy drivers seeking more than $10 million in an overtime pay di...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Quacks on the tracks: NYPD rescues duck from subway line
NEW YORK — It wasn’t an ordinary police call for someone trying to duck a subway fare. New York City officers found themselves chasing down a duck that strayed onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station Friday morning. Police arrived at the Jefferson Street station on the L line around 9 a.m...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
This day in history
Today in History Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2017. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 6:28 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 20, 1942, U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur, having evacuated the Philippines at the order of President Franklin...
By The Associated Press FULL STORY

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