Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from IS

Iraqi special forces advance towards the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/...

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion

Police officers guard the main gate of forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was...

The Latest: Iraqi troops enter first west Mosul neighborhood

Iraqi special forces advance towards the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/...

From joke to president: Trump returns to conservative confab

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2011, file photo, Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. In 2011, as the “money, money, money, money” chorus of his reality TV show’s theme song blasted, Trump stepped out before...

Car bombing near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s news agency says a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed at least 35 people. Anadolu news agency says the explosion on Friday killed civilians and Syrian...

Iraqi forces take control of most of Mosul airport from IS

Iraqi special forces advance towards the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/...

Officials: Iraqi forces have secured half of Mosul airport

Iraqi special forces advance towards the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/...

Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of North Korean

A police officer checks his phone inside the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was...

White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media...

Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

This undated photo provided by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office in Clinton, Mo., shows Adam Puritan, of Olathe, Kan., who was arrested early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in connection with a shooting at a bar in Olathe that left one person dead and and wounding two others....