US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

  • Written by By HYUNG-JIN KIM , Associated Press

Opposition sees Brexit 'chaos' in UK govt shifts and feuds


LONDON (AP) — The British government's attempt to appear strong and united over Brexit wobbled Monday as a top official was shifted from his post days before a new round of divorce negotiations with the European Union. Opposition lawmakers said the move reflected the Conservatives' "chaotic" approach to handling the biggest challenge facing the country.

  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

What hurricanes don't teach us: AP finds fast coastal growth

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida.

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  • Written by By JEFF DONN, AP National Writer

UN: Global hunger rising with conflicts, climate shocks

ROME (AP) — The number of chronically hungry people in the world is on the rise again after a decade of declines, the United Nations reported Friday, citing intensifying conflicts, floods and droughts.

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  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Tax cuts quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans spooked world markets in their ardor to cut spending when Democrat Barack Obama occupied the White House. Now, with a GOP president pressing for politically popular tax cuts and billions more for the military, few in the GOP are complaining about the nation's soaring debt.


  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press