In Hollywood's backyard, a push to rectify arts inequities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miles from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the red carpet, Steve Shin belts out tunes on a piano scarred with nicks and love notes written in scratches, teaching children how to sing.

  • Written by CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

US hacks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions linger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The extraordinary legal fight pitting the Obama administration against technology giant Apple Inc. ended unexpectedly after the FBI said it used a mysterious method without Apple's help to hack into a California mass shooter's iPhone.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press

Hundreds of Islamic extremists protest in Pakistan's capital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of Islamic extremists resumed protests in Pakistan's capital on Tuesday over the execution of a man who killed a secular governor, in a show of defiance amid a government crackdown following a suicide attack two days earlier.

  • Written by MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press

North Korean nuclear threats spotlight US missile defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — As North Korea rattles its nuclear saber, threatening to bomb the U.S. at "any moment," a nerve-jangling question hangs in the air: If Pyongyang did launch a nuclear-armed missile at an American city, could the Pentagon's missile defenses overcome their spotty test record and shoot it down beyond U.S. shores?

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer