State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.


Retailers, technology lead early gains for US stocks

U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for much of the gain. Banks and retailers also rose. Energy stocks lagged as crude oil prices headed lower. Investors had their eye on the latest company earnings.

  • Written by By ALEX VEIGA , AP Business Writer

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study


The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.


  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer when a gunman opened fire at his Florida school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.

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  • Written by By JASON DEAREN , Associated Press

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump supports a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases, the White House said, as pressure mounts on Trump to take action after 17 students and teachers were killed in last week's shooting at a Florida high school.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press