Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader’s China trip
BEIJING (AP) — With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor….
Kim Jong Un’s China visit may be start of his world travels
TOKYO (AP) — After six years of seclusion, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to want to get out and see the world….
Bright light on family of Sacramento police shooting victim
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blinding national spotlight is shining on the family of Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police last week….
Does Omarosa now bow down to Trump after criticizing him?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman once predicted that "every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump." Now the question for the former White House aide and "Apprentice" contestant is whether that counts for her, too….
Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain….
No good options for Syria’s vanquished rebels in Ghouta
BEIRUT (AP) — Three years ago, the Army of Islam, one of Syria's most powerful armed opposition groups, held a massive military parade that included thousands of opposition fighters marching in formation and a striking display of tanks and armored vehicles at the doors of the Syrian capital….
Islamic State haunts northern Iraq months after its defeat
BAGHDAD (AP) — On a desolate highway in northern Iraq last week, nine federal police officers packed into a large SUV were stopped at a checkpoint they had never seen before. Behind them, a taxi carrying a handful of other officers lagged behind on the long drive from the northern city of Kirkuk back to the capital, Baghdad….
Online ads from unlicensed pot shops roil California market
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Weedmaps is a go-to website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few clicks on a cellphone, customers can find virtually any type of cannabis product, along with the fastest route to the place selling it and ratings from other consumers to help them decide what to buy….
Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills
SEATTLE (AP) — Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor's orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine….
Palestinians prepare mass demonstrations along Gaza border
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's embattled Hamas rulers are imploring people to march along the border with Israel in the coming weeks in a risky gambit meant to shore up their shaky rule, but with potentially deadly consequences….