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White House scrambling as Ronny Jackson's VA nomination hits the skids

The White House is scrambling to save the nomination of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs amid growing concern on Capitol Hill about Jackson’s past.

President Donald Trump named the White House physician as his pick to lead the sprawling bureaucracy after firing David Shulkin. The move raised eyebrows in Congress and among veterans groups because Jackson, who was also former President Barack Obama’s physician, has never led a large organization.

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California Today: California Today: How Does a Republican Win an Election Here?

Tuesday: Rent control appears headed to the ballot, Quentin Tarantino promotes a new film about Hollywood and could U.S.C.’s Sam Darnold be the No. 1 pick?

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Trump begins state visit with Macron discussing his polls

President Donald Trump served up a dinner of Dover sole and political talk on the first night of his inaugural state visit, with intensive discussions over the Iran deal and Syria still to come on Tuesday.

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Melania gives a peek of state dinner decor

First Lady Melania Trump is prepared the first state dinner hosted by the Trump administration for French President Emanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.


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Rouhani just reminded Trump Iran can also pull out of international deals

Donald Trump would face “severe consequences” if he scrapped the international nuclear agreement with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday.

“I am telling those in the White House that if they do not live up to their commitments, the Iranian government will react firmly,” Rouhani said in a speech in Tabriz, amid growing fears Trump will pull the U.S. from the deal.

“If anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they would face severe consequences.”



The Latest: No national security threat seen in van case

The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 8:55 a.m.


EU's Tusk favors Western Balkans integration into the bloc

Donald Tusk, one of the European Union's top officials, says the road to European Union membership for Albania and Macedonia will be tough.


Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial

Lawyers for the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany have begun their closing arguments — five years after proceedings opened.


Cosby arrives at courthouse with wife Camille ahead of closing arguments in sexual assault retrial case

Accompanied for the first time by his wife of more than 50 years, Bill Cosby walked into a courthouse Tuesday morning ahead of closing arguments in his sexual assault retrial.


AP Interview: Chile abuse whistleblower has message for pope

The key whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal has arrived in Rome for an audience with Pope Francis and says he will urge him to get rid of the "toxic" bishops and cardinals who have defamed and discredited abuse survivors around the world.


IS commander detained in Lebanon after crossing from Syria

Lebanon's police say they have detained a Syrian citizen who was a military commander with the Islamic State group in the central Syrian province of Homs.


UN peacekeeper in S. Sudan accused of inappropriate touching

The United Nations says a Nepalese peacekeeper in South Sudan has been accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl in exchange for money.


Travis Fedschun

Waffle House shooting suspect's father could face federal charges, official says

The father of the man cops believe gunned down four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee may also face charges for returning guns that were seized from his son last year after an incident at the White House, according to a federal official.


Katherine Lam

First Toronto van attack victim ID'd as woman who worked in investment management

The first of the 10 people mowed down Monday in Toronto by a crazed driver was identified on Tuesday morning as a young woman who worked in investment management and was standing near her office when the rampage began.


Katherine Lam

Channing Tatum is having 'hard' time adjusting to Jenna Dewan split: report

Channing Tatum is reportedly having a “hard” time adjusting to his new life after he announced his split with Jenna Dewan.


Tim Hume

Taiwan is prepping for a full military invasion by China

Taiwan will stage a mock military invasion by China, the country’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday, as tensions rise over Beijing’s increasingly strident claims over the island.

“Simply put, the main goal of the drills is to make any Chinese communist military mission to invade Taiwan fail,” Ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi told reporters.

This year’s edition of the annual “Han Kuang” military drills, to be held in June, will involve a five-day live-fire exercise on a beach, as...


Pakistan arrests father, uncle in Italian's 'honor' killing

Pakistani police say they have arrested the father and the uncle suspected in an "honor" killing of a 25-year-old Italian citizen, a woman of Pakistani origin who refused to marry the man they chose for her.


Romania: Leader faces misconduct charges in court hearing

Romania's most powerful politician is heading to court for the final hearing in a corruption case, days after the U.S. State Department said graft remains widespread at every level of government in the European Union member.


Philippines ambassador to Kuwait apologizes amid tensions

The Philippines' ambassador to Kuwait has offered a public apology after he made comments about his diplomatic mission's efforts to help abused Filipino housemaids in the Gulf nation.

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