Nation/World

Trump's first 100 days: What can he accomplish before the hundredth day?

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President Donald Trump plans to mark his 100th day in office on Saturday with a rally in...

World

AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S. Korea has limits

Koreas Tensions Fact Check

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution. So it was jarring to see the absolute confidence with which America’s top Pacific commander described the ability of a contentious...


World

ASEAN expresses alarm over N. Korea nuclear tests, missiles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations expressed “grave concern” Friday over North Korea’s nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches despite a plea from Pyongyang not to be subjected to such pressure. Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued their...


Business

Thai police begin pursuing arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Thailand Red Bull

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand on Friday began the process of requesting an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. “He will turn into an individual who is evading an arrest warrant like in...


World

In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Egypt Pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God’s name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis...


World

Secret jail in Philippine station linked to drug war abuse

Philippines Drug Violence

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police relieved a station chief and his staff on Friday after human rights representatives discovered a secret jail cell inside the Manila station where a dozen detainees complained they were being held for extortion. Human Rights Watch said the finding was the...


World

S. Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., or to pay for the U.S. missile defense system being deployed on its territory. South Korea’s trade and defense ministries were reacting to...


World

Southeast Asian nations have expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations have expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.


National

4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

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VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., 13 minutes after the...


National

Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

Draft Browns Football

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the NFL draft. It did, eventually. It just took a while. After the Browns took Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday night, eight of the next 11 picks were offensive players in a...


National

The Latest: Attorney: Reports of execution 'horrifying'

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VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas’ effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 12:45 a.m. An attorney for the fourth Arkansas inmate executed in eight days says accounts of the lethal injection are “horrifying.” Shawn...


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