Koreas agree to restore military communication lines

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The rival Koreas agreed Thursday to fully restore their cross-border communication lines after holding rare high-level military talks on reducing tensions.

The military officials also discussed temporarily disarming an area in their jointly controlled truce village of Panmunjom, where soldiers from the North and South ...

Sean Spicer joins pro-Trump super PAC America First Action

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has joined the main pro-Trump super PAC as spokesman and senior adviser.

Mr. Spicer, who left the White House last summer, is taking on the new roles at America First Action, he confirmed Thursday.

"True story. Excited to join," Mr. Spicer tweeted.

A ...

Brian Higgins won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi as Senate minority leader

Nancy Pelosi lost another supporter Thursday in her campaign to retain her position as House minority leader.

Rep. Brian Higgins, New York Democrat, said he will not support Ms. Pelosi for another term.

"She's listening, but this is my conclusion: She's aloof, frenetic and misguided," he told The ...

Ex-mayor appeals conviction in bribery, gambling case

NILES, Ohio (AP) - A former northeast Ohio mayor found guilty of running an illegal gambling house and taking bribes in exchange for jobs is appealing his conviction.

Ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison. His attorney has filed a notice of appeal and ...

Jeff Sessions: DOJ is ‘returning to classical understanding’ of asylum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday defended the Department of Justice's policy to separate children from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We're really returning to the classical understanding of what asylum is," Mr. Sessions said during an interview on The Hill's new show "Rising."

Mr. Sessions explained that the ...

The Latest: Putin: Trump-Kim summit reduced conflict threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on developments after U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

9 p.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S.-North Korean summit has reduced the threat of a major conflict.

Speaking at a meeting Thursday in ...

The Latest: Wounded Scalise back for baseball, honors police

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the annual congressional baseball game (all times local):

8:10 a.m.

Look for Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') to be wearing a U.S. Capitol Police ball cap at Thursday night's annual congressional baseball game.

The cap is in honor of the two officers who returned fire after ...

Trump counsel recused his entire staff from Mueller probe

White House counsel Don McGahn reportedly recused his entire office from participating in the administration response to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation last summer amid concerns that his staff had been inv...

Potter County Commission violated state open meeting laws

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) - The Potter County Commission violated state open meeting laws by holding an impromptu quorum after a meeting had been adjourned.

The American News reports the state Open Meetings Commission came to that conclusion after looking into a Dec. 28 meeting the county commissioners had with ...

House votes to ban shipments of child sex robots

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to ban the importation and transportation of sex robots and dolls that look like children -- a move that would bring the U.S. in line with similar policies in Australia and the U.K.

Man pleads guilty to paying father for sex with son

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to paying a Honduran man to have sex with the immigrant's teenage son.

Federal authorities say sentencing is scheduled Sept. 12 for 63-year-old Billy R. Edwards of Huntsville.

Edwards pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including commercial sex trafficking. A statement ...

UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

LONDON (AP) - Britain said Thursday it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staffing shortfalls in the country's National Health Service.

Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said the government would remove non-European Union doctors and nurses from a ...