South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

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

A look at intelligence briefings for presidential candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Harry S. Truman, who became president on April 12, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, didn't learn about the Manhattan Project to develop an atomic bomb until his 12th day in office. Vowing never to leave another president uninformed, Truman began the practice of giving presidential nominees intelligence briefings to prepare them for the demands of the job. A look at how some of them went:

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

Domestic violence accusations often leave permanent damage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans can be deeply forgiving, willing to look past their favorite star's terrible drug addiction, ugly custody battle or ignorant remarks. But accusations of domestic violence often leave a lasting impression on a celebrity's image. Chris Brown may be winning Grammys, but nobody's forgotten what happened with Rihanna.

  • Written by SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer