- Transgender troops: A presidential tweet is not an order
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unmoved by President Donald Trump's proclamation-by-Twitter, top Pentagon leaders declared on Thursday they'll allow transgender troops to remain in uniform until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives an authoritative directive to remove them.
- Scaramucci lobs grenades in already chaotic White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus on Thursday as a suspected "leaker" inside the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.
- Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as Trump wants him to serve.
- GOP seeks support for narrow version of "Obamacare" repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace "Obamacare," Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a bizarre Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning.
- Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — Violence returned Thursday to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clashed with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there.
- Ledecky back on top, while new generation emerges for US men
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — On a night when Katie Ledecky returned to a more familiar spot — the top rung of the medal podium — the U.S. men's team began passing the torch to a new generation at the world championships.
- Rangers' Adrian Beltre on the brink of 3,000th career hit
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent and earn respect in the game. As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits.
- Nationals hit 8 HRs to blast Brewers 15-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals staged their own version of the Home Run Derby, with Michael Blazek serving as the unwilling batting practice pitcher.
- Dodgers turn to Wood as dominant lefty in Kershaw's absence
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Clayton Kershaw sidelined by injury, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in need of a dominant left-hander.
- Jordan Morris adds Gold Cup to NCAA, MLS titles
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Arena found Jordan Morris not long after the final whistle blew to offer some encouraging words to the U.S. forward, who had just helped deliver another CONCACAF Gold Cup title.