Pete Buttigieg: ‘I trust women to draw the line’ on abortion

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday he trusts women to "draw the line" when it comes to abortion and that "hypotheticals" on late-term abortion are usually set up in order to "provoke" an emotional reaction.

"I believe that the right of a woman to make her own decisions about ...

The Dangerous Idea Lurking Behind the New SAT Score

The College Board, the nonprofit that administers the SAT (originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test) taken by many university applicants as a part of their admissions packages, just announced that it was introducing a new

Clapper, Brennan, Comey: He Did It, Not Me!

There is something Kafkaesque about the current round of investigating possible FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, Justice Department, and National Security Council wrongdoing during the 2016 election, Trump transition, and early presidency.

The Tables Have Turned as DOJ Investigates Dem Spying

From now on, the Trump-Russia affair, the investigation that dominated the first years of Donald Trump's presidency, will be divided into two parts: before and after the release of the Mueller report. Before the special counsel's findings were made public last month, the president's adversaries...

Spain: 5 Catalan separatist prisoners escorted to Parliament

MADRID (AP) - The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month have picked up their official credentials under police escort.

The Supreme Court allowed the five to get their credentials on Monday and attend the opening session of ...

The Memo: Trump second-term agenda begins to emerge

The contours of a second-term agenda for President Trump are coming into view, 18 months before the 2020 election.Immigration and the economy will be at its heart, just as they were during his 2016 run. But issues...

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (AP) - Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes when the government purchased arms in 1999.

Zuma was ...

Austrian interior minister’s job on the line after scandal

VIENNA (AP) - Political chaos reigned in Austria on Monday, two days after the chancellor called for a new election and pulled the plug on his ruling coalition with the far-right Freedom Party, whose leader quit over an apparent influence-peddling scandal involving a purported Russian investor.

Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ...

Palestinians give cool reception to US peace conference

JERUSALEM (AP) - Any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's political aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail, a senior Palestinian official said Monday - boding poorly for a Mideast peace conference planned next month.

The comments by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman immediately cast a ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries ‘treason’ over campaign scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed this punishable-by-death crime, if any crime at all.

Trump's hyperbolic characterization echoed at the end of ...

Trump: ‘I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons’

President Trump said in a Sunday night Fox News interview that he doesn't want to go to war with Iran but emphasized he will never allow the nation to develop nuclear weapons."I will not let Iran have nuclear weapo...

Jimmy Carter finds renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again.