North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim's summit performance

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers' party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago — their leader Kim ...

Bucks' Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought....

Everton, Liverpool draw 0-0 in 231st Merseyside derby

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton wasted late chances in the 231st Merseyside derby on Saturday to draw 0-0 against Liverpool at Goodison Park in the Premier League. Liverpool strike...

AP sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at tim...

Penguins emerge from funk as legit three-peat threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin made the proclamation more than two months ago, minutes after the Pittsburgh Penguins put together three borderline spectacular periods against San Jose on Jan. 30 to p...

Militant leader, bin Laden ally roams freely in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — He is crisscrossing Pakistan championing a fatwa, or Islamic religious decree, forbidding militant violence inside the country. But the mere fact that Fazlur Rehman Khalil, veteran le...

Vesey, Georgiev lead Rangers to 5-1 win over Sabres

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Vesey had two goals and an assist, Alexandar Georgiev stoped 43 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Saturday night. Chris Kreider, Mika ...

New nickname for Pluto-explorer's next target: Ultima Thule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — There's a new nickname for the icy world next up for the spacecraft that explored Pluto: Ultima Thule (THOO-lee). NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is headed...

Staal scores twice more for Wild in 6-2 romp over Hurricanes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal's second goal of the night for Minnesota capped a franchise-record flurry to start the second period, and the Wild cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurrican...

Baby, it's windy outside: Leafs, Caps prepare for gusty game

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Shortly before he walked outside Friday at Navy's Memorial Stadium, Mike Babcock said: "Hang on to your hat." Babcock's Toronto Maple Leafs and the Washington C...

As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power — think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into tr...

5 taboos for daughters on 2nd day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There are many superstitions associated with Lunar New Year and a Taiwanese numerology expert has listed five traditional taboos adult daughters must observe today (初二), the se...

N. Korea delegation led by Kim's sister arrives for Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sister of the North Korean leader on Friday became the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War as part of a high-level delegation att...

N. Korea dominates pre-Olympic media coverage at Pyeongchang

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A giant national flag. A smiling angel. The dictator's pop diva. And a dozen women added to a South Korean hockey team to form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team. ...

Hot heads or cold feet? North Korea's mixed Olympic messages

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite all the attention North Korea is getting for its conciliatory gestures ahead of the South Korean Winter Olympics, it is stepping up some unusually pointed verbal ...