UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Virginia man pleads guilty to killing 2 college students

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A convicted rapist pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing two Virginia college students and avoided the death penalty by taking a deal that calls for him to spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • Written by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

US official: Debris from same type of plane as MH370

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debris that washed up in Mozambique has been tentatively identified as a part from the same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Deeply split Supreme Court wrestles with abortion case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court deeply split over abortion wrestled Wednesday with widely replicated Texas regulations that could drastically cut the number of abortion clinics in the state. As ever, Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to hold the outcome in his hands on a court operating with eight justices since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press