Report: North Korea sought $2M from US for captured American

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea reportedly insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma. ...

IRS data shows refunds down 2% under new law

IRS data released Thursday shows that while the average refund fell, the tax filing season was largely unchanged by the massive tax overhaul. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, pushed by Pres...

Trump to address Air Force Academy graduation on May 30

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony next month. The White House announced Thursday that...

Sanders holds 1st press briefing since Feb. 28, but for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is holding her first briefing in more than a month, but the questions aren't to come from working journalists. Sanders mad...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 25 The Japan News on the bombings in Sri Lanka: This ...

Inside Joe Biden's decision to run one more time

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town...

Pentagon watchdog clears acting chief Shanahan of wrongdoing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Pentagon's watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official p...

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes and manspreading

TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin's ma...

Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a stando...

The Latest: Putin, Kim shake hands before start of talks

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2 p.m. Russian P...

Russia's Putin arrives for summit with North Korea's Kim

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Vladivostok for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Thursday's summit reflects Russia's effort t...

Who's running for president? Meet the Democratic candidates

With the expected entrance of former Vice President Joe Biden into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, the field is largely set, with all the big names included. Th...

Russian-North Korean relations since the Korean War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an intriguing twist to the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with N...

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's expected 2020 bid

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of 2020 hopefuls that included two black candidates, four women and a Latino man spent three hours Wednesday making the case to a room full of black women for why they should be...

Ellen Burstyn, Ann Curry and others read at poetry benefit

NEW YORK (AP) — Actors Ellen Burstyn and Josh Charles, dancer Savion Glover and former "Today" show correspondent Ann Curry all were poetry readers for a night. "Poetry & the Cre...