King maintains support in Iowa after inflammatory comments

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation, but back home they rate little more than a shrug.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE , Associated Press

Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nearly a week after Congo's government announced the kidnapping of two United Nations experts along with their translator and drivers, no trace of them has been found. Their abduction in a region of the country where kidnappings are rare, and where the experts were investigating abuses by state and militia forces, has raised alarm as political tensions spread over an election crisis.

  • Written by CARLEY PETESCH , Associated Press

Global finance gathering struggles to define trade stance

BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — Financial officials from the world's biggest economies are struggling to define a common stance on trade in the face of the Trump administration's insistence that cross-border commerce must be "fair" as well as "free."

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Fukushima radiation not cause for alarm in US

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan has reached North American shores, but — despite a number of reports shared on social media— scientists say the levels of radiation are so low that it poses no risk to public health.

  • Written by PATRICK MAIRS, Associated Press

Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer