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.


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