President Trump Puts Off Syria Strike Decision, Will Talk To Allies

By ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” The White House said he would consult further with allies. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis…

California To Join Guard Border Mission, But With Conditions

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trump’s call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border, but rejected the White House’s portrait of a burgeoning border crisis and insisted that his troops will have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. The Democratic…

Trump Threatens Syria Strike, Suggests Russia Shares Blame

By ROBERT BURNS, ZEKE MILLER and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Promising a decision within hours, President Donald Trump threatened a military strike against Syria and declared on Monday that Russia or any other nation found to share responsibility for Saturday’s apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians will “pay a price.” The White House…

President Trump Warns Assad: ‘Big Price To Pay’ For Fatal Syria Attack

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a “mindless CHEMICAL attack” in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an “animal” and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting the Damascus government. As Washington worked to verify the claim by…