GOP under pressure as Senate weighs vote on drilling rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

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