Man accused of killing medic with ambulance: 'I'm innocent'

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of stealing an ambulance and then driving it over a fire department medic, crushing her to death, told reporters he wasn't guilty as he was escorted out of a police station Friday surrounded by angry uniformed emergency medical technicians, who hurled insults.

  • Written by TOM McELROY , Associated Press

Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States signaled a tougher strategy toward North Korea on Friday that leaves open the possibility of pre-emptive military action and rejects talks with the communist nation until it gives up its weapons of mass destruction.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON and LEE JIN-MAN , Associated Press

Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets following airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes early Friday after a series of Israeli airstrikes inside Syria — a rare military exchange between the two hostile neighbors that was confirmed by both sides.

  • Written by IAN DEITCH , Associated Press

Trump's campaign insults complicate Merkel's visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump wanted a close working relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he had a funny way of showing it during his presidential campaign.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press