AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past "there were no choices" for African-Americans in higher education.

  • Written by MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press and CAROLE FELDMAN, Associated Press

The Trump administration's mixed messages on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials have delivered mixed messages of alarm and reassurance as tensions have escalated over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, leaving doubt about the direction of U.S. policy.


Russian surveillance plane creates buzz in Washington


WASHINGTON (AP) — A low-flying Russian airplane created a buzz in the nation's capital on Wednesday, but it turns out the surveillance flight over the Capitol, Pentagon and other sites was cleared by the U.S. government under a long-standing global treaty.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

North Korea details plan to fire missile salvo toward Guam


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date.

  • Written by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press