Seoul: North Korea's 5th nuke test "fanatic recklessness"

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it conducted a "higher level" nuclear warhead test explosion that will allow it to finally build "at will" an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. It is Pyongyang's fifth atomic test and the second in eight months.

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

Handymen, home care helps seniors trying to age in place

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where you live plays a big role in staying independent as you age. Now researchers say an innovative program that combined home fix-ups and visits from occupational therapists and nurses improved low-income seniors' ability to care for themselves in their own homes.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eleven years ago, Sam Barbera hooked up his boat and headed to New Orleans to ferry people from Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters. Four weeks ago, he found himself in another boat for rescues — this time at home in Baton Rouge, when a massive rainstorm ravaged the area.

  • Written by MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Multiple missteps mark Trump, Clinton forum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump repeated a bevy of previous misstatements in a forum on national security issues, while his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton continued to gloss over her lax treatment of classified information when she used a private email system as secretary of state. A look at some missteps in the candidates' back-to-back appearances Wednesday night:


Applications for unemployment benefits slipped last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign the U.S. job market remains healthy despite a downshift in hiring last month.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer