Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches.

  • Written by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press

Los Angeles man guilty in 10 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Trump strains to unite GOP behind him; Ryan says no, for now

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support him.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press