New dietary guidelines: lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the added sugars, especially the sugary drinks.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Cheers for sheriff who tells armed group to 'go home'

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Cheers erupted at a packed community meeting in rural Oregon when a sheriff said it was time for a small, armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge to "pick up and go home"

  • Written by TERRENCE PETTY, Associated Press MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

Trooper in Sandra Bland traffic stop indicted, fired


HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a contentious traffic stop last summer was fired Wednesday after being charged with perjury for allegedly lying about his confrontation with the black woman who died three days later in jail.

  • Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

S. Korea announces start of anti-North propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, South Korea on Thursday announced it would resume cross-border propaganda broadcasts that Pyongyang considers an act of war. Seoul also began talks with Washington that could see the arrival of nuclear-powered U.S. submarines and warplanes to the Korean Peninsula.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

World stocks slide as China trading halted after plunge

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks nosedived Thursday, triggering their second daylong trading halt this week and dragging down global markets, Asian currencies and oil prices as investors fretted about the world's No. 2 economy.

  • Written by KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer