Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war.

Amid criticism over Putin summit, Trump wants 2nd meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants a second meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin to start implementing ideas they discussed at the Helsinki summit.

New York state launches tax probe of Trump Foundation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law.

The latest: 5 sustain minor injuries in N.Y. steam blast

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a Manhattan steam pipe explosion (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro (NY'-groh) says five people have minor injuries and 28 buildings have been evacuated following a steam pipe explosion in Manhattan.

The injured included three civilians.

4 hurt in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured four workers, leaving at least three with burns, officials said.

Iran official says uranium stockpile is 950 tons

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran continues to acquire uranium and is close to finishing a factory where it can build more centrifuges to enrich it, the country's nuclear chief said Wednesday, adding also that uranium stockpiles have nearly doubled in the last few years.

Government bombing intense in Syria opposition holdout

BEIRUT (AP) — Talks to cede the largest opposition holdout in southwestern Syria to government forces have failed, triggering an intense overnight bombing campaign on the densely populated town of Nawa that killed over a dozen people and wounded over a hundred, activists and rescuers said Wednesday.

A day after backtracking, Trump defends summit performance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising "big results" from better relations with Russia and hitting back at "haters."

Curious path of Siberian gun lover accused of spying on U.S.

MOSCOW (AP) — By her early 20s, Maria Butina appeared to have a budding political career and a mini furniture empire in her remote Siberian hometown. Then she abandoned both to pursue her passion for gun rights — and, prosecutors say, to spy on the United States.

Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand described the moment they realized they finally had been found, as they appeared at a news conference Wednesday after leaving the hospital where they had been recuperating.