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Kim Jong Un Thumbs Nose at Trump as N. Korea Successfully Launches Long-Range Missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation's first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday to never abandon...

New York City Police Kill Man Who ‘Assassinated’ Female Officer Sitting In NYPD Truck

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed in a marked police truck and "assassinated in an unprovoked attack" by a man with a revolver...

U.S. Carries Out Airstrike Against al-Shabab In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. Pentagon...

Soy ‘Milk’? Even Federal Agencies Can’t Agree On Terminology

NEW YORK (AP) — Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Off-Duty Cop Who Killed Daughter’s Boyfriend Faces 3rd Trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer who said he was trying to protect his daughter when he fatally shot her Black boyfriend in 2014 is on trial for the third time...

N.J. Government Shut Down Trudges Into Third Day with No End In Sight

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — While Gov. Chris Christie was busy catching heat Monday for his family time on a beach to which he had blocked public access, a stalemate over the state's budget stretched...

Police: Boston Airport Crash Injures 10 Pedestrians

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a crash that injured 10 pedestrians near Boston's airport does not appear to be an intentional act. A police official said the crash is believed to be a...

French President Vows Support in Africa’s Fight Against Terrorists

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president on Sunday promised strong support for a new multinational military force against extremists in Africa's vast Sahel region, saying the "terrorists, thugs and assassins" need to be eradicated. President...

U.N. Agrees to Cut Peacekeeping Budget, a Reduction Sought by the United States

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The General Assembly on Friday agreed to a significant cut in the budget for the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping missions, a reduction that the Trump administration fought hard to achieve though...

New State Laws Regarding Concealed Guns, Abortion, Transportation and Health Take Effect

Starting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the...
Why Americans shouldn't freak out about Ebola

After 42 Days with No New Cases, Congo Declares End to Ebola Outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health minister has declared an end to the country's Ebola outbreak. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement Saturday that Congo has officially gone 42 days with no...

Student Musicians Eager to Reintroduce Europe to the Memphis Sound

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The roster of American musicians was impressive: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs. They arrived in Europe in 1967, bringing with them the powerful,...

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Enjoys Family Time On Beach He Closed to the Public

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie spent part of Sunday lounging with his family on a beach at a state park he ordered closed to the public amid a government shutdown that showed...

‘It Incites Violence!’ Trump’s Tweet Of Video Showing Him Wrestling CNN Ignites Swift Backlash...

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/881503147168071680 BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — In his latest jab at the media, President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured...

Hundreds Flock to Nevada’s Dispensaries to Buy Legal Recreational Marijuana

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot...

‘Surreal’ Feeling for Las Vegas Man Freed After 23 Years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 42-year-old Nevada man freed from prison after 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit said Friday he felt "a little overwhelmed" by changes in the city...

Jerrod Carmichael Exits ‘Carmichael Show’ After 3 Seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael says he's leaving "The Carmichael Show," ending it after three seasons. The comedian announced his departure from the NBC sitcom Friday. NBC released a statement from NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob...

Promoter In Failed Bahamas Music Festival Arrested In NYC for Fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter behind a failed music festival that was in the Bahamas was arrested Friday in New York on a wire fraud charge. Billy McFarland was charged with scheming to defraud...

NBA Leads All Pro Leagues In Race, Gender Hiring

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA "significantly ahead" again in professional sports in racial and gender hiring practices. The league received an A for racial hiring and a B for gender...

World Food Prize Winner Says African Agriculture Is the Key to World Food Security

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer...

Impatient As Ever, Trump Tells GOP to Dump Obamacare Now, Worry About a Replacement...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law by "immediately" repealing it and replacing it later, a formula...

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