S. Korea, US start drills despite N. Korea's nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Flint water case could hinge in part on misconduct charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The prosecution of current and former state employees for their role in Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis likely will face an early test over whether one of the most serious charges can even be levied against the middle- and lower-level government officials.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

Amid Louisiana flood disaster, youngest bear mental scars

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — After floods devastated pockets of south Louisiana, mental scars are already showing on the youngest victims of a disaster that prompted more than 30,000 rescues and left an estimated 40,000 homes damaged.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

Years of race insults preceded slaying of Lebanese neighbor

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — When an Oklahoma man befriended his Lebanese neighbors, his husband lashed out at the family, hurling epithets and at one point allegedly running over the mother with a car.

  • Written by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press