US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to counter the North.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG , Associated Press

US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Turkey strikes Kurds in Iraq, Syria, drawing condemnation

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from Baghdad and criticism from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, which is allied with Kurdish factions in both countries.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER , Associated Press

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. 

She was just 14.

  • Written by CARLA K. JOHNSON , AP Medical Writer

Simulating mom's womb in research to help earliest preemies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer