N. Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting rivals Seoul and Washington that may not yet reflect the country's actual nuclear capacity.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Whiz kid was really 23-year-old Ukrainian, officials say

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Honor student Asher Potts was well into his senior year in high school when police got a tip that the earnest teenager who had so impressed community leaders for nearly four years was not the person he claimed to be.

  • Written by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

Early takers say new SAT 'wasn't so bad' and not so tricky

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. The newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally Saturday is getting good reviews from some of the students who took it early this week.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press