Trump defends travel ban, questions judges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed the court that is deliberating his immigration and refugee executive order for having motivations he described as "so political."

Woman jailed in Georgia after bloody rampage across South

A woman faces multiple charges in two states after surrendering to authorities following a standoff at a Georgia motel that ended with another suspect in the deaths of four women fatally shooting himself.

The latest: Activist facing felony charge encourages more protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The latest on the proposed four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):

9:55 a.m.

An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline is encouraging project opponents to come to North Dakota to protest its completion.

Lawsuits say dozens were falsely told they had Alzheimer's

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shawn Blazsek would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. He knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. Still, at age 33, he was stunned when told he had Alzheimer's disease.

Airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian district kill 9 civilians

BEIRUT (AP) — A series of airstrikes on an opposition-held district in the Syrian city of Homs, presumably carried out by Russia or Syria, killed at least nine civilians on Wednesday, local activists said.

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 6 Red Cross workers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen killed six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a spokesman for the aid group said.

Ahmad Ramin Ayaz, the group's Kabul-based spokesman, said the attack took place in the northern Jowzjan province, without providing further details.

Louisiana tornado survivors live to tell their tales

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brittany Ross was savoring the smell of her aunt's simmering white beans when a tornado lifted their trailer into the air and slammed it back down.

"The place started shaking, kind of twisting," she said amid the wreckage at a small trailer park in eastern New Orleans, which got the worse of the severe weather that injured about 40 people in southeastern Louisiana.

Silencing of Warren throws Senate into turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate headed for a vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday evening, a day after Republicans threw the chamber into turmoil by silencing Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading aloud a letter from Coretta Scott King from three decades ago challenging his record on race.

PODCAST: Prof. Cara Finnegan on presidential photography

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UI Prof. Cara Finnegan discusses the role photography plays for a U.S. President and how both Presidents Obama and Trump have used the medium.


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AP Fact Check: Trump's claim that terrorism ignored unsupported

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by public figures

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an unsupported assertion Monday that terrorist acts in Europe are going unreported. A look at the matter: