Showcasing Lao culture, Obama pushes back on US isolationism

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama ventured Wednesday to a remote mountain town in Laos to tour a centuries-old Buddhist temple, gently chiding Americans to resist turning a blind eye to the world outside their borders.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press, JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth

After watching more than 2,750 sunrises from above the Earth, three crew members of the International Space Station returned to the planet for a sparkling sunrise back on Earth Wednesday.

  • Written by BY SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Apple to show off new iPhones and maybe new ways to listen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to show off new iPhones, an updated smartwatch — and maybe some new gear for listening to both — during its annual fall product launch event Wednesday.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach spelled out

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed "the Big Bang," to expel him.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press