Kerry: 'More forceful ways' may be needed with North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. may need "more forceful ways" of dealing with North Korea if it develops an intercontinental ballistic missile that threatens America.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press

Homeland Security pick cites securing border as top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security says closing the border to the "illegal movement of people and things" will be his top priority if confirmed.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Lawsuits over Trump business threaten to tie up presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That's hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially serious problem for a sitting president.

  • Written by CHAD DAY and BERNARD CONDON, Associated Press

Volkswagen: Draft deal in scandal contains $4.3B in fines

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Tuesday that it is in "advanced talks" with United States authorities over a proposed settlement in its diesel emissions scandal under which the company would pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil fines.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer

2 degrees for price of 1: School offers free grad training

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Come for your college education, stay for a master's degree on the house. In the higher education equivalent of a fast-food value meal, at least one university is dangling tuition-free professional graduate degrees as a way to entice applicants at a time of lean budgets and intense competition.

  • Written by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press