Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy

Defying dire, worldwide warnings, Trump insisted that after repeated peace failures it was past time for a new approach, starting with what he said was his decision merely based on reality to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government.

US Rep. John Conyers announces he’s retiring

Conyers, who was first elected in 1964, easily won re-election last year in the heavily Democratic district. But following the mounting allegations of sexual harassment, he has faced growing calls to resign from colleagues in the House.

Florida deputies: man with autism beaten, robbed

The 22-year-old man approached a group of guys and explained his disability while playing basketball Sunday in Tampa when he was grabbed by the throat and had his cellphone and shoes stolen.

Obama expected to address mayors’ summit on climate change

Chicago officials are billing the two-day North American Climate Summit Chicago as the first of its kind in the city. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s honored Obama will join the summit, which kicked off Monday evening and wraps up Tuesday.

Trump’s tweet adds to allies’ worries about legal problems

The shifting explanations for why Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn have revived questions about whether the president may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia.