North Carolina Church Overjoyed At Freed Pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — Members of the Christ Community Church in Montreat, North Carolina, are overjoyed at Turkey’s release of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. A Turkish court on Friday convicted Brunson on terror-related charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey. The decision is expected to ease strained U.S.-Turkey relations.…

Pritzker Doesn’t Give Income-Tax Plan Details

QUINCY, IL (AP) — The Latest on Thursday’s debate between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker wouldn’t give details about his graduated income-tax plan in the final televised debate with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Pritzker and Rauner faced off Thursday night…

Journalist’s Disappearance Tests Trump’s Close Saudi Ties

By DEB RIECHMANN and JONATHAN LEMIRE ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails. President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with…