Germany arrests 4 suspected IS members; 1 killed U.S. troops

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested four Iraqis suspected of membership in the Islamic State group, including one who is alleged to have carried out attacks that killed and wounded U.S. troops, officials said Thursday.

Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy" and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life.

After flexing his clemency powers once again, Trump tweeted: "Good luck to Alice Johnson. Have a wonderful life!"

2 Eagles planned White House visit; decisions individual

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to players and a person familiar with the arrangements.

White House launches anti-opioid ads aimed at youths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House launched a series of new advertisements Thursday aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic.

Giuliani: Porn star has 'no reputation,' affair not credible

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels' claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn't credible because she's a porn actress with "no reputation."

New briefing offered as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has offered lawmakers a third classified briefing next week on the FBI's use of a secret informant in the Russia probe, as it tries to quell allegations that it improperly spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20%

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

California tops list of midterm matchups today

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress.

Tackling a school shooter? For those who know M-S grad, 'That's Jason'

At Mahomet-Seymour High School, he was a tough-tackling, rim-touching, shot-putting three-sport star who was always in the middle of the action.

Chinese Communist Party 'cell' at UI a tale not 'worth noting'

URBANA — The headline was alarmist: "The Chinese Communist Party is setting up cells at universities across America."