George Mason University becomes a favorite of Charles Koch

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason University, a public school outside the nation's capital, has quietly become a conservative powerhouse in economics and law, a reputation built in part with tens of millions of dollars a year from billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Seeing slow progress, leaders face disparate nuclear threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of world leaders assembling Friday for a nuclear security summit will confront a disparate array of modern-day threats, ranging from government actors like North Korea to murkier groups like the Islamic State.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Seoul: N. Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea on Friday, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its nuclear and missile programs.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Overpass collapse kills 21, leaves others trapped in India

KOLKATA, India (AP) — A long section of an overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a crowded Kolkata neighborhood and sent tons of concrete and steel slamming onto midday traffic, killing at least 21 people and leaving scores of others injured, police said.

  • Written by MANIK BANERJEE, Associated Press