US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two American service members were killed and another received a minor injury during a ground assault against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan Wednesday, according to the U.S. military.


  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for homes amid lagging inventory. 

  • Written by MATT OTT , Associated Press