Nation/World

Nation/World

Authorities: Stabbing of black student possible hate crime

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the fatal stabbing of a black student visiting the University of Maryland as a possible hate crime after a white student with ties to a Facebook group that posts disparaging material about African Americans was arrested in his death, authorities say.

Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump's budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.

Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumnus Bill Cosby's nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury.

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, U.S. turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump's relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference.

Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former congressman Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers online ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, will appear in federal court Friday to plead guilty to charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, officials said.

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he's going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure on Friday.

Rape probe dropped for WikiLeaks' Assange

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that's because there's no possibility of arresting him "in the foreseeable future."

Syria says U.S. airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial "aggression" by the U.S.-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan the day before killed several soldiers and caused material damage.

Trump attorney didn't want him to sign financial disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.

Police: 3 men stole car, killed 6-year-old in back seat

GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) — Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, authorities said.