North Korea says 2nd ICBM test puts ‘entire’ US in range
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the U.S. mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of North Korean weapons….
Trump’s six-month stall sparks a White House shake-up
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump is saddled with a stalled agenda, a West Wing that resembles a viper's nest, a pile of investigations and a Republican Party that is starting to break away….
After health bill crashes, McConnell just wants to ‘move on’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident pathway forward on an issue that won't go away….
North Korean ICBM launches dim South’s hopes for talks
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's rapidly accelerating nuclear weapons program is beginning to pose a grave challenge for liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in, whose dovish proposals for engagement have been met by silence and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in less than a month….
Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia that passed Congress with overwhelming support, the White House said Friday. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. Embassy's recreation retreat….
Pakistan ruling party meets to consider PM successor
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The ruling party of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will choose his successor Saturday, a day after Pakistan's Supreme Court removed the premier from office after finding that he and his family concealed their assets, officials said….
Homeland security secretary replaces Priebus at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tenure of Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff has ended after six months….
Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Talking tough on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump appeared Friday to advocate rougher treatment of people in police custody, speaking dismissively of the police practice of shielding the heads of handcuffed suspects as they are being placed in patrol cars….
Iran says US Navy fires warning shots near its vessels
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Saturday a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired a warning shot in an "unprofessional" confrontation with Iranian vessels, the official IRNA news agency reported….
Tesla delivers first lower-cost Model 3 cars
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Inc. has finally made its long-promised affordable electric car. But it could take years to get it to all the people who want to buy it….