South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical


JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations released Wednesday.

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  • Written by By SAM MEDNICK , Associated Press

As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

DENVER (AP) — Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all without any experience regulating a brand-new industry.

  • Written by By KRISTEN WYATT , Associated Press

North Korea in the spotlight at high-level US-China talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China began high-level security talks Wednesday focused largely on North Korea, amid outrage in Washington over death of an American college student after his imprisonment in the North.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting "Allahu akbar" at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge.

  • Written by By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT , Associated Press