S. Korea displays military strength amid North Korean crisis
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With Seoul expecting another North Korean missile test, South Korean warships conducted live-fire exercises at sea on Tuesday in a second straight day of military swagger from a nation still rattled by the North's biggest-ever nuclear test….
South Korea moves to boost weaponry amid threats from North
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office four months ago with plans to reach out to North Korea in a way his conservative predecessors did not in the previous decade. Two ICBM launches and one nuclear test later, his government is ramping up its defenses, with some officials even considering asking the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons a generation after their removal from the Korean Peninsula….
Trump’s decision on young immigrants could begin GOP battle
WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan President Donald Trump is expected to announce to remove a shield from deportation for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children is being embraced by some top Republicans and denounced by others as the beginning of a "civil war" within the party….
Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Irma aims at Caribbean islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late Tuesday….
Fewer Harvey victims at shelters doesn’t end housing needs
HOUSTON (AP) — One couple displaced by Harvey managed to get a hotel room, but got kicked out after one night for lacking state identification that was lost to the flooding. A man whose cellphone was wrecked by floodwater is staying at a convention center, waiting for government offices to reopen Tuesday….
Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water
Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water. Seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water – a staggering 40 inches or more that swamped parts of Houston in just five days….
UNHCR: 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing recent violence in Myanmar has pushed aid services in Bangladesh to the brink, with established camps already beyond capacity, aid workers said Tuesday….
Trump family and associates to be in Russia probe crosshairs
WASHINGTON (AP) — A web of President Donald Trump's family and associates will be back in the crosshairs of congressional committees investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia, as well as of the high-wattage legal team assembled by special counsel Robert Mueller….
Putin says Trump ‘not my bride, and I’m not his groom’
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has refrained from making any criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump….
Pope, Catholic Church push rebels, Colombians to reconcile
LA PAZ, Colombia (AP) — The rebel commander approached church workers at a remote camp in northern Colombia with an unusual request….