False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system


Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a twinge of fear. His co-workers, who got the same alert, asked whether they should evacuate.

  • Written by By MICHAEL RUBINKAM , Associated Press

Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.


  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe


WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russia probe.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Trump defends former aide after abuse claims bring criticism


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press