North Korea Party Meeting Set to Discuss ‘Urgent’ Food Issue

North Korea Party Meeting Set to Discuss 'Urgent' Food Issue

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has scheduled a major political conference to discuss the “urgent task” of improving its agricultural sector, a possible sign of worsening food insecurity as the country’s economic isolation deepens amid a defiant nuclear weapons push. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said Monday that members of the … Read more

US Officials Offer Congress Briefing on Trump Documents

US Officials Offer Congress Briefing on Trump Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have offered to brief congressional leaders on their investigation into the classified documents found at former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. Six months after federal agents conducted an unprecedented search of a former president’s home for classified documents, the White House faces bipartisan … Read more

Biden’s State of the Union to Tout Policy Wins on Economy

Biden's State of the Union to Tout Policy Wins on Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will use his second State of the Union address on Tuesday to remind Americans of how their lives have been improved over his first two years in office, as he tries to confront pessimism in the country and navigate the tricky politics of a newly divided Washington. Rather than … Read more

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Martial Ruler in 9/11 Wars, Dies

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Martial Ruler in 9/11 Wars, Dies

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the same Taliban fighters his nation murkily backed even as Islamic militants twice targeted him for assassination, has died, an official said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a … Read more

Chinese Balloon’s Downing Creates Spectacle Over Tourism Hub

Chinese Balloon's Downing Creates Spectacle Over Tourism Hub

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon just off South Carolina’s coast created a spectacle over one of the state’s tourism hubs and drew crowds reacting with a mixture of bewildered gazing, distress and cheering. The balloon was struck by a missile from an F-22 fighter just off Myrtle … Read more

Regional Leaders Urge Immediate Cease-Fire in Eastern Congo

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Regional heads of state have called for an immediate cease-fire by all parties in eastern Congo, where tensions have grown amid talk of war as Congo and neighboring Rwanda trade allegations of backing armed rebels. The communique issued Saturday at the end of an East African Community summit also directed troop-contributing … Read more

Tesla Hikes Price of Model Y After US Alters Tax Credit Rule

New Mexico Governor Names New Indian Affairs Secretary

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits. The Austin, Texas, electric vehicle company bumped up the price of the Model Y Long Range version by … Read more

State of the Union: Biden Sees Economic Glow, GOP Sees Gloom

State of the Union: Biden Sees Economic Glow, GOP Sees Gloom

Based on past speeches, Biden believes the policies adopted under his watch can fill the U.S. with new factories and protect against climate change. Roads, bridges, sewer systems, ports and internet service would be improved. The middle class would be more financially secure. So would America’s place in the global economy’s hierarchy. On Friday, the … Read more

Famed LA Mountain Lion’s Death Shines Light on Tribal Talks

Famed LA Mountain Lion's Death Shines Light on Tribal Talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The life of Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion followed a path known only to the biggest of Hollywood stars: Discovered on-camera in 2012, the cougar adopted a stage name and enjoyed a decade of celebrity status before his tragic death late last year. The popular puma gained fame as P-22 … Read more

California Won’t Require COVID Vaccine to Attend Schools

New Mexico Governor Names New Indian Affairs Secretary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won’t make children get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials said Friday, reversing a state policy first announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2021. As the state prepares to end that order, it has also backed away from plans to issue emergency regulations adding the COVID-19 … Read more