Pentagon chief turns up heat on North Korea and China


SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis turned up the heat on North Korea and its main benefactor, China, on Saturday, calling the North Koreans a "clear and present danger" and chastising the Chinese for coercive behavior in the South China Sea.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

Nooses showing up more in hate incidents around country

Second noose found inside Smithsonian's African-American museum in less than a week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nooses have appeared recently around the nation's capital — including the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum — in a rash of incidents that experts say shows the growing use of hate symbols in the U.S. to try to intimidate minorities.

  • Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press

Trump withdraws from climate pact, world leaders push back

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's supporters on Friday cast his decision to abandon the world's climate change pact as a "refreshing" stance for the U.S. that would save jobs and unburden industry.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN , Associated Press