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Police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said.

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club and said McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”

Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

Pence tries to reassure Europeans on U.S. 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.

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

BOSTON (AP) — With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.

Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies.

The president tweeted Monday that: "The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!"

Iraqi troops advance into outskirts of Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces on Monday advanced 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.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.

U.S. defense chief: U.S. 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.

Trans-Atlantic ties 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.

"Too much has happened," European Union leader Donald Tusk said Monday, "for us to pretend that everything is as it used to be."