Seoul: N. Korea appears to fire submarine-launched missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine off its northeast coast, South Korean defense officials said, Pyongyang's latest effort to expand its military might in the face of pressure by its neighbors and Washington.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

At Tribeca, virtual reality takes early steps toward art

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking through most doors at the Tribeca Film Festival means taking a seat in a theater full of chattering moviegoers. But there are also darkened, cloth-wrapped chambers — like old carnival booths promising never-before-seen wonders — that offer nothing but a headset, headphones and perhaps some advice, like: "Watch for the dragon."

  • Written by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

Sheriff: Officers didn't stand by and watch teens drown

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When three Florida teenagers stole a car, crashed it into a cemetery pond and then drowned, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri talked about his frustration, about lives "needlessly lost," and how the vehicle became a death chamber for the three girls.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press