N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and Washington officials said, days after its leader Kim Jong Un ordered weapons tests linked to its pursuit of a long-range nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Obama admin using unpopular raids to curb border crossings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is openly stepping up efforts to find and deport immigrants who were part of the 2014 surge of illegal crossings by unaccompanied children and families.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

With lack of maintenance, DC subway system loses its luster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closure of the subways in the nation's capital in the middle of the workweek to inspect and repair power cables that could otherwise burst into flames was just the latest symptom of a lengthy decline for the Metro system, once a source of regional pride.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

Unity government aims to save Libya, but has to get in first

CAIRO (AP) — The United States, Europe and United Nations have all pinned their hopes for resolving Libya's chaos and blocking the Islamic State group's growth there on a newly announced unity government. The problem is: It's not clear how the government can actually get into the country.

  • Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press RAMI MUSA, Associated Press