Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

In this March 19, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on his return from a trip to New Hampshire. Former Playboy model Karen McDougal apologized to Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.

Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram

The girls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi who were kidnapped and set free are photographed during a hand over to government officials in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday March 21, 2018. Witnesses say Boko Haram militants have returned an unknown number of the 110 girls who were abducted from their Nigeria school a month ago. (AP Photo/Hamza Suleiman)

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said Thursday her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom and told to convert to Islam.

Trump swings behind massive budget; big military increase

The Capitol is seen before dawn Wednesday after a night of negotiating on the government spending bill, in Washington, March 21, 2018. Talks over a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill are almost complete as the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats ironed out deals on a first round of funding for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders all but finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.

Experts: Hard to convict officer in woman’s death

A memorial to Australian Justine Ruszczyk Damond is displayed Wednesday, March 21, 2018, near the alley where a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed her in July 2017 in Minneapolis, Minn. Neighbors, friends and activists held a vigil for Damond after the officer was charged in her death. About 50 people gathered Tuesday evening near the site where she was fatally shot in July. The 40-year-old life coach was killed by Officer Mohamed Noor after she called police to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor was charged with murder and manslaughter earlier Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police officer who was with a Minneapolis officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of an unarmed Australian woman said both men “got spooked” when she approached their SUV, and that the partner feared for his life. But prosecutors say Officer Mohamed Noor acted recklessly and was not justified in using deadly force when he shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond last July after she called to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks

A pedestrian races across the snow covered and tire streaked street in Washington during a spring storm, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks rolled in with the potential for a foot of snow Wednesday.

IS suicide bomber kills 31 as Afghans celebrate new year

Police stand guard in the street after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Afghan officials are reporting a large explosion on the road to a Shiite shrine in the capital, where people had gathered to mark the Persian new year. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said.

Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump

FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. A former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with President Donald Trump is seeking to invalidate an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship. The woman, Karen McDougal, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, March 20 in Los Angeles against the company that owns supermarket tabloid National Enquirer. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chorus of women from President Donald Trump’s past is getting louder.

Teen Palestinian protester gets 8 months in prison

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is in a courtroom at the Ofer military prison near Jerusalem. Bassem Tamimi, Ahed's father, said Tuesday, March 20, 2018, he has visited his daughter and wife in jail for the first time since they were both arrested in December. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel, turned the 17-year-old girl into a Palestinian hero and attracted international attention.

Officer’s response praised as school shooting ends quickly

Teachers and school employees depart Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said. St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said the student with the handgun was declared dead at a hospital, and the other two students were in critical condition. He said the officer was not harmed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute.



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