Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build

WASHINGTON (AP) — His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN, ZEKE MILLER and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries is the topic of arguments Wednesday at the Supreme Court, with a Trump administration lawyer facing questions during the first half of arguments.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines.

  • Written by By DAVID KOENIG , AP Airlines Writer

Danish inventor convicted of reporter's murder, gets life

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen was found guilty Wednesday of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall before dismembering her body during a private submarine trip. He was sentenced to life in prison.

  • Written by By JAN M. OLSEN , Associated Press