House moves to extend choice program, end VA budget crisis


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

White House aide's tirade tests editors and producers

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential aide's explosion of profanity while talking to a reporter about his new White House colleagues tested newsroom leaders Thursday, forcing decisions about whether to use the graphic language or leave much of what he said to the imagination of readers and viewers.

  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer

North Korea fires missile which lands in sea off Japan


PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.

  • Written by By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press

Foxconn deals requires Wisconsin to act soon on tax breaks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics plant.

  • Written by By IVAN MORENO and SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press