AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control

FILE – In this file photo taken Friday, March 17, 2017, a vendor takes stock of imported food at a mall in Beijing, China. Food exporters including the United States and Europe are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that...

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who’s weathered many

FILE – In this June 9, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speakson Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race. (AP Photo/J. Scott...

In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This is Trump’s first visit to Iowa since the election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Struggling to advance his agenda in...

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in High Island, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather...

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq’s Mosul

This image provided by U.S. CENTCOM shows al-Nuri mosque destroyed by the Islamic State group, in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Islamic State group destroyed the mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the...

Trump’s tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern

FILE – In this April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office in Washington. An answer is expected this week to the question that has transfixed Washington: does President Trump have secret...

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks following a closed-door strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Sen. McConnell...

IS militants destroy 12 century mosque in Iraq’s Mosul

This image provided by U.S. CENTCOM shows al-Nuri mosque destroyed by the Islamic State group, in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Islamic State group destroyed the mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the...

1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast

Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in High Island, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather...

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, center, speaks with his attorney Jonathan Smith in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee after being acquitted on first-degree reckless homicide charges in the killing of Sylville Smith. (Michael...