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Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

KABUL — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgen
Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — U.S.
White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

WASHINGTON — The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that the driver was armed. The U.S.
Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes

Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and taxes.
Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

JACKSON, Miss. — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools.
After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

SAN DIEGO — People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net. U.S.

Corps: Agency worked to inform on Harvey flood risk

HOUSTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday that leading up to and during Hurricane Harvey it "worked diligently" with officials to inform the public on flooding risks from Houston reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes.
Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

MANILA, Philippines — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.
Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Execution team members stuck an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, according to a Friday court filing by the inmate's lawyer.