The Associated Press

GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care driveWASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican finger-pointing commenced Friday after the Senate's dark-of-night defeat of the GOP's effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law, a startling vote that dealt a blow to President Donald Trump....

Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensionsWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability....

North Korea fires missile which lands in sea off JapanTOKYO (AP) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile Friday night which landed in the ocean off Japan, Japanese officials said....

Disqualified by court, Pakistan's prime minister steps downISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister stepped down on Friday, hours after the country's Supreme Court disqualified him from office in dramatic developments that have plunged the nuclear-armed nation into another major crisis....

Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctionsMOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia on Friday and said it was closing down a U.S. recreational retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia....

Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosqueJERUSALEM (AP) -- Prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque ended peacefully on Friday amid two weeks of unrest over security at a major holy site in Jerusalem, Israeli police said, but violence flared in the West Bank, where a Palestinian was killed after he attacked soldiers and another died in clashes along Gaza's border with Israel....