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Pence tries to reassure European leaders shaken by Trump

United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a one-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP...

Trump’s weekends in Florida include work and golf

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on board Air Force One as he arrived to speak at his “Make America Great Again Rally” at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)...

AP, other media ask judge to order release of iPhone records

FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. The Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino...

Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Russia’s Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin addresses a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. Russian officials said their ambassador to United Nations, Churkin, has died in New York City on Monday, Feb....

Trump tries to move past controversies, toward legislating

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner, their two children Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon, second from right, and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, walk to Air Force One at...

Pence tries to reassure anxious Europeans on US support

United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a one-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP...

Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, panda cub Bao Bao, roams in an enclosure at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington. Bao Bao is scheduled to depart the zoo Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join...

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Iraqi police forces fire from a humvee at Islamic State positions from a hillside outside the town of Abu Saif, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Iraqi Federal Police forces have pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive Islamic State militants...

US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, center, is greeted by U.S. Ambassador Douglas Silliman as he arrives at Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an...

Pence was disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk address a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. U.S. Vice President Pence is currently on a two-day visit to meet with EU and NATO officials. (AP...