Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration dropped a lawsuit Friday accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents in response to the state's decision to undo its "bathroom bill."


  • Written by JONATHAN DREW , Associated Press

N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of "reckless" military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own.

  • Written by ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press

Chicago agency finds high level of spilled chemical in lake

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal safety standards, the Chicago Department of Water Management said Thursday.



Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he's startlingly candid about the reason: He's just now really learning about some of them.


  • Written by JILL COLVIN , Associated Press