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South Korea defense report doesn't refer to North as enemy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has stopped calling North Korea an "enemy" in its biennial defense document in an apparent effort to continue reconciliation with Pyongyang. The development...
Jan. 14, 2019

Mueller probe target says stepson subpoenaed to grand jury

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative writer Jerome Corsi, a target in the special counsel's Russia investigation, says his stepson has been subpoenaed to give grand jury testimony. Corsi revealed the development...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Barr prepares for Senate confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general (all times local): 3:55 p.m. President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators "it is...
Jan. 14, 2019

Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Saudi woman accepted as a refugee in Canada says in an Australian television interview that she expects her experience will inspire other women to flee...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Investigation targets $250K Honolulu paid chief

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a target letter linked to an ongoing Honolulu corruption investigation (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer representing Honolulu's chief legal officer against a...
Jan. 14, 2019

Japan Olympic official Takeda denies corruption allegations

TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, has denied corruption allegations against him concerning reported bribes paid to be awarded...
Jan. 14, 2019

Rockstar defends Pinkerton name in 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockstar Games is firing back in a legal tussle over the use of a Pinkerton security company's name in its video game "Red Dead Redemption 2."...
Jan. 14, 2019

Honolulu city attorney targeted in federal corruption probe

HONOLULU (AP) — The city of Honolulu's chief legal officer has received a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation. Mayor Kirk Caldwell says Corporation Counsel Donna Leong...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Trump rejects short-term shutdown fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has rejected a short-term legislative fix for the partial government shutdown, declaring he...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: California governor says PG&E not trusted player

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on utility PG&E seeking bankruptcy protection (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California Gov. Newsom says "safety, reliability and affordability" are his main concerns as...
Jan. 14, 2019

Son sentenced for killing, dismembering mom in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Yu Wei...
Jan. 14, 2019

William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word. William Hill CEO Joe...
Jan. 14, 2019

Pentagon agrees to extended role on US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security,...
Jan. 14, 2019

GOP Rep. King loses committee posts over racial remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive...
Jan. 14, 2019

Woman pleads not guilty after dead baby found in freezer

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: House GOP blocks Iowa Rep. King from committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Iowa Rep. Steve King's remarks on white supremacy (all times local): 8:15 p.m. House Republicans will block Iowa Rep. Steve King from serving on...
Jan. 14, 2019

Lovin' it: Trump fetes champion Clemson with burgers, fries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House on Monday as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the...
Jan. 14, 2019

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean. Drinking water flows from newly installed taps. Billboards encourage a "clean Kumbh," an extension of the government...
Jan. 14, 2019

Pentagon extending, changing US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it has agreed to provide new and extended help securing the U.S.-Mexico border, including personnel to operate security cameras. The agreement with the Department...
Jan. 14, 2019

Big winners in Trump rollback of wetlands rules? Developers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying...
Jan. 14, 2019

30-year sentence for killing, dismembering mom in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Yu Wei Gong was charged...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Confederate base removal order surprises board

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the debate over what to do with a Confederate statue that stood at North Carolina's flagship university (all times local): 8 p.m...
Jan. 14, 2019

Toddler escapes home, found dead in freezing temperatures

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire toddler, barefoot and clad only in a nightgown, was found dead early Monday in bitter cold weather just feet from her front door...
Jan. 14, 2019

Sheriff: North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper shot, wounded

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies report a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been shot and wounded and authorities are seeking a suspect. Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard...
Jan. 14, 2019

Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never...
Jan. 14, 2019

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