North Korea claims it tested first intercontinental missile
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday claimed it successfully test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in what may be the world's most dangerous nuclear standoff and, if true, a direct rebuke to U.S. President Donald Trump's earlier declaration that such a test "won't happen!"…
Trump criticizes Kim Jong Un after latest missile launch
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after that country's latest missile launch, asking, "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"…
AP Exclusive: US tightens security on nuclear inspections
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic inspection failures and bouts of low morale….
No ‘specific agenda,’ but Trump, Putin have lots to discuss
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week will be brimming with global intrigue, but the White House says there's "no specific agenda." So in the absence of a set list of topics, what are two of the world's most famously unpredictable leaders to discuss?…
US-backed forces breach wall around Raqqa’s Old City
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall around Raqqa's Old City, the U.S. military said Tuesday, marking a major advance in the weeks-old battle to drive Islamic State militants out of their self-declared capital….
Christie ends shutdown, but beach pictures left an imprint
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, by his own admission, entered lame-duck territory on Tuesday, signing his final budget after a bruising three-day state government shutdown that included a viral photo of him lounging on a state beach that was closed to the public because of a budget impasse….
US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are celebrating their country's birthday Tuesday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating, marking a day of shared traditions in a nation that has grappled with divides this past year….
Pyeongchang Olympics are icy path to warmer Korean relations
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tears and hugs after North and South Korean women won the 1991 team table tennis world championships. A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics. A selfie taken by a South Korean gymnast with her North Korean opponent that went viral at last year's Rio de Janeiro Games….
Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33….
AP Source: Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year deal with Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The NBA Finals MVP gladly accepted a pay cut….