Seoul: N. Korea fires missile and tries to jam GPS signals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea on Friday, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its nuclear and missile programs.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Overpass collapse kills 21, leaves others trapped in India

KOLKATA, India (AP) — A long section of an overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a crowded Kolkata neighborhood and sent tons of concrete and steel slamming onto midday traffic, killing at least 21 people and leaving scores of others injured, police said.

  • Written by MANIK BANERJEE, Associated Press

After 7 hurt in Oklahoma tornado, stormy weather slams South

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thunderstorms rumbled across parts of the South on Thursday, bringing the threat of possible tornadoes, a day after at least seven people were injured when severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma.

  • Written by BILL FULLER, Associated Press

More CEOs seek repeal of North Carolina law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 corporate executives added their names to a letter delivered to North Carolina's governor on Thursday calling for the repeal of the nation's first state law limiting bathroom options for transgender people.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work?

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant switched on a giant refrigeration system on Thursday to create an unprecedented underground ice wall around its damaged reactors. Radioactive water has been flowing from the reactors, and other methods have failed to fully control it. The decontamination and decommissioning of the plant, damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, hinge of the success of the wall.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press