UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Divers find 2 bodies, wreckage of small plane off California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two bodies and the wreckage of a small plane were found Sunday by divers searching in the water off Southern California for evidence following a midair collision believed to have killed three people, authorities said.

  • Written by ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds.

  • Written by GLADYS TSAI, Associated Press