Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky.

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  • Written by By DAN JOLING , Associated Press

Taylor Swift offers unflinching testimony at groping trial


DENVER (AP) — Four years after Taylor Swift said she was groped by a radio station DJ before a concert in Denver, the pop superstar told her story in sometimes unflinching language that did not sugarcoat what she called a "despicable and horrifying and shocking" encounter.


  • Written by By JAMES ANDERSON and TATIANA FLOWERS , Associated Press

Poll: Most say time to stop trying to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

What does North Korea really want? Its playbook offers clues


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Threatening to fire a volley of missiles toward a major U.S. military hub — and the home to 160,000 American civilians — may seem like a pretty bad move for a country that is seriously outgunned and has an awful lot to lose.


  • Written by By ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press

Trump aide says Tillerson's role is diplomatic, not military


WASHINGTON (AP) — A deputy assistant to President Donald Trump has dismissed statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding a military response to North Korea as "simply nonsensical." He says Tillerson was stepping beyond his administration role as the nation's top diplomat.