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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. and North Korean special envoys are to meet in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, to make final preparations for a second summit next week between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Steve Biegun was to arrive in …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local):4:50 p.m.Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on sex abuse are thanking victims for their sincerity and strength in offering their testimonies and advice for ending abuse and cover-up in …
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 16th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200.The Feb. 20, 2003, fire was started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable soundproofing foam on the walls of The Station …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the country's Pacific coast.A high-speed pursuit using a navy Black Hawk helicopter eventually stopped the boat that sported four powerful outboard motors.The navy said …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead of April elections.Netanyahu's Likud party announced Wednesday it would reserve the 28th spot on its …
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said he will not accept regular monthly tax transfers from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.Abbas …
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital Wednesday.Several demonstrations were held Wednesday, marking exactly eight years after the birth of …
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday ordered one month's detention for a woman suspected of killing her younger sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after she went missing.The news came as hundreds of people attended the funeral Wednesday for the …
PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one of France's biggest-ever tax evasion trials.The Paris court convicted Zurich-based UBS …
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruth E. Carter may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on "Black Panther," but she told a packed room at the Costume Guild Awards on Tuesday night that she has created wardrobes for other superheroes throughout her illustrious …
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians, including men, women and children, left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday, signaling a possible end to a standoff that has lasted for more than a week.The tiny enclave on …
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor.The office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx offered few specifics Tuesday when …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is presenting a proposal to make Brazilians work longer before they can receive a pension as part of an effort to rescue the troubled retirement system.The plan presented to Congress on Wednesday would increase the minimum retirement …
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Wednesday, extending modest gains from a day earlier, as investors reviewed the latest batch of company earnings reports.Gains in consumer goods, technology and communications companies outweighed losses in health care and financial stocks.Garmin, …
LONDON (AP) — British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain.It also serves as yet another regulatory blow …
LONDON (AP) — Brexit-driven cracks in Britain's political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents. All the lawmakers are opposed to the Conservative government's determination to take …
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's …
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a tire on a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during maintenance.Airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson says the accident happened late Tuesday morning in a …
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local):6:10 p.m.The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video showing a test of a new nuclear-powered underwater drone.The brief video showing the Poseidon's test launch was released Wednesday shortly after …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations.Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the …

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