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1 Gazan killed, 146 hurt by Israeli fire in border protest Friday, May 11th, 2018

By FARES AKRAM, GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired live bullets and tear gas Friday across a border fence into Gaza where Palestinian protesters threw stones, burned tires and flew kites with burning rags attached. One protester was killed and 146 were wounded by Israeli fire, Gaza..

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Summit is set: Trump-Kim to meet June 12 in Singapore Thursday, May 10th, 2018

By MATTHEW LEE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, Trump announced Thursday, hours after suggesting that the release of three Americans held in the North heralded a potential breakthrough toward..

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Detainees freed in North Korea, returning to US with Pompeo Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

By MATTHEW LEE and CATHERINE LUCEY, WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the U.S. with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in the latest sign of improving relations between the two longtime..

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Russia’s Putin sworn in for 4th term; vows economic reforms Monday, May 7th, 2018

By JIM HEINTZ, MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin took the oath of office Monday for his fourth term as Russian president, promising to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country. In a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall in Moscow, Putin said improving Russia’s..

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Giuliani not ruling out chance of Trump taking the Fifth Sunday, May 6th, 2018

By ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, won’t rule out the possibility that the president would assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the swirling Russia investigation. “How could I ever be confident of that?” the..

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NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep Saturday, May 5th, 2018

By MARCIA DUNN, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida’s..

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US adds a modest 164,000 jobs; unemployment down to 3.9 pct. Friday, May 4th, 2018

By JOSH BOAK, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy’s resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. Job growth amounted to a decent 164,000 last..

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Trump acknowledges he repaid lawyer for ‘Stormy’ hush money Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn’t know about the payments. But the money, paid just before the 2016 election to..

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Military plane crashes near airport in Georgia Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Air Force says an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Savannah, Georgia. In a tweet, the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency says the plane crashed Wednesday at the intersection of two roads. The Savannah Morning News reports the..

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2 Koreas dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president asked the United Nations to observe the North’s planned closing of its nuclear test site. The..

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Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including 9 reporters Monday, April 30th, 2018

By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including nine Afghan journalists, officials said. An AFP photographer, a cameraman for the local Tolo TV..

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Seoul: Kim says he’ll give up nukes if US vows not to attack Sunday, April 29th, 2018

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North, Seoul..

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N. Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country’s nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s presidential office said Sunday. Kim made the comments..

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Analysis: Korea summit puts nuclear ball in Trump’s court Saturday, April 28th, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After a summit high on theatrics, emotional displays of Korean reconciliation and some important but familiar sounding plans to boost bilateral relations, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has safely returned to Pyongyang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to his..

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Korean summit provides unusual look at Kim Jong Un

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — A day after the two Korean leaders met for a summit along their shared border, the emotional, memorable, even funny scenes from their time together are both a bitter reminder of the Koreas’ seven decades of division and an insight into the mysterious..

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Kim Jong Un steps across Korean border, makes history Friday, April 27th, 2018

GOYANG, South Korea (AP): In a historic summit more striking for its extraordinary images than its substance, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in set aside a year that saw them seemingly on the verge of war, grasped hands and strode together Friday across the..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..