North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Outsiders also saw a significant technological jump, with the test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG , Associated Press

Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law, which a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with almost surgical precision."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AP FACT CHECK: It's far from case closed on Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is decidedly premature in claiming everyone's convinced his presidential campaign and Russia did not collude before the election. Investigations into contacts between Russians and people with the Trump campaign are still going on, so there's no exoneration to be found.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM DRINKARD , Associated Press

France's new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

PARIS (AP) — On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly Monday, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister before flying off to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Written by SYLVIE CORBET , Associated Press