Russian surveillance plane creates buzz in Washington


WASHINGTON (AP) — A low-flying Russian airplane created a buzz in the nation's capital on Wednesday, but it turns out the surveillance flight over the Capitol, Pentagon and other sites was cleared by the U.S. government under a long-standing global treaty.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

North Korea details plan to fire missile salvo toward Guam


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date.

  • Written by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's unjustified boast about US nuke power


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. His claim of the credit is entirely unjustified.

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  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device


WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press