- Pence tries to reassure anxious Europeans on US support
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.
- US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations.
- Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists.
- Trans-Atlantic relations put to test in Trump's first month
BRUSSELS (AP) — After President Donald Trump's raucous first month in office, Europeans have reacted with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking.
- Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.
- How often have athletes snubbed the White House?
The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras.
- AP Source: Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis.
- Dustin Johnson wins at Riviera, goes to No. 1 in the world
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long?
- West Coast Swing whets appetite for Augusta
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The refrain is becoming a tradition unlike any other, especially after a West Coast Swing like this one.
- Lots of points, lots of dunks, not a lot of All-Star defense
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference bench.