Syrian commander says Syria's Raqqa is free from IS
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces liberated the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants on Tuesday, a senior commander for the force said, adding that clearing operations were underway to remove land mines left behind and search for the extremist group's sleeper cells.
Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Rom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distribution opioids.
Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed
WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters.