Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage

NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage.

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  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Trump pushes out Priebus, names Kelly WH chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus.


  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

'Time to move on' from health care, Senate GOP leader says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law has led to finger-pointing but also has left the party with wounded leaders and no evident way ahead on an issue that won't go away.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

North Korea says 2nd ICBM test puts 'entire' US in range

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the U.S. mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of North Korean weapons.

  • Written by By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

North Korean ICBM launches dim South's hopes for talks


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's rapidly accelerating nuclear weapons program is beginning to pose a grave challenge for liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in, whose dovish proposals for engagement have been met by silence and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in less than a month.

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  • Written by By KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press