Pyongyang challenge: Should US shoot Kim’s missiles down?
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of ballistic missiles close to Guam, a U.S. military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar missile defense system into use and shoot them out of the air….
As North plans missile launch, US, S. Korea ready war games
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military officials said Friday they plan to move ahead with large-scale U.S.-South Korea exercises later this month that North Korea, now finalizing plans to launch a salvo of missiles toward Guam, claims are a rehearsal for war….
Family bonds survive India-Pakistan split, but for how long?
NEW DELHI (AP) — I was 9 the first time I traveled on an airplane, in 1986. We were headed to Pakistan, a country that was foreign yet held a part of us….
Poll: Most say time to end effort to repeal Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It's time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it….
Google CEO Pichai cancels ‘town hall’ on gender dispute
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination on Thursday after employee questions for management began to leak online from the company's internal messaging service….
Palestinian leader curbs social media expression in decree
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites – the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank – with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming "national unity" or the "social fabric."…
South Africa’s storied ANC weakens as president stays on
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Minutes after South African President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped a no-confidence vote this week, he was singing and dancing outside parliament with a throng of supporters from his African National Congress party….
Venezuela’s Maduro: ‘Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand’
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump, the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate, as the U.S. weighs slapping crippling economic sanctions on his socialist administration….
Trump-McConnell feud does little to jumpstart stalled agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent much of the week feuding with his top Senate partner, suggesting that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to rethink his future if he doesn't deliver on the president's agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure….
School choice program raises questions about accountability
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program….