China restricts trade with North Korea over nuclear tests

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.

  • Written by JOE McDONALD, Associated Press

5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators were headed Tuesday to the scene of a sightseeing helicopter crash that killed five people near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee.

  • Written by STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press

How a spy probe wound up as a child pornography prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents investigating a potential data leak at Boeing obtained a secret warrant to search the home computers of a company manager in California for evidence they hoped would connect him to Chinese economic espionage.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Cameroon: Joint forces arrest 300 Boko Haram fighters

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon says multinational forces fighting Boko Haram have arrested over 300 Islamic extremists and freed at least 2,000 people from their strongholds along Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad borders.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US official says no access to US financial system for Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration official says Iran will not be given access to the U.S. financial system as part of the sanctions relief granted under the landmark nuclear deal.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press