Pepe cartoonist kills off character that became hate symbol

The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press

Travel ban arguments focus on Trump's comments about Muslims

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban appears to hinge on whether a federal appeals court agrees that the Republican's past anti-Muslim statements can be used against him.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press

Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Exit polls in South Korea forecast that liberal candidate Moon Jae-in will win an election Tuesday to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye, who was arrested in March for alleged corruption.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

For over a year, serial killing suspect went undiscovered

PHOENIX (AP) — For more than a year, Phoenix police were stumped by a string of killings in which a shooter stalked victims after dark and gunned them down as they stood outside their homes or sat in their cars. Nine people were killed in all in a case dubbed the Serial Street Shooter.

  • Written by ASTRID GALVAN , Associated Press

Mexico and police chief slam Texas' new 'sanctuary city' ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Mexican government, San Antonio's police chief and others slammed Texas' new "sanctuary cities" law on Monday, saying that requiring local law enforcement to help enforce U.S. immigration law could lead to racial profiling and will fan distrust of the police by the state's many Hispanics.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press