Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.


  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe


WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russia probe.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Trump defends former aide after abuse claims bring criticism


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Pence upstaged by 2 Koreas' efforts to warm ties


GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved to be short-lived, quickly drowned out by the images of the two Koreas marching and competing together, as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER and MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press