NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

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

After Notre Dame, support for torched black churches swells

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The crowdfunding campaign to raise money for three African American churches gutted by arson in Louisiana began a week ago, but donations surged after flames engulfed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the outcry provoked a conversation about the disparate reactions to the tragedies.

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Colorado schools reopen as FBI examines teen suspect's past

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The death of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack in Colorado did not end an investigation into the 18-year-old, authorities said as they examine whether the young woman acted alone and Denver-area schools prepared to reopen their doors.

  • Written by By COLLEEN SLEVIN and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

LONDON (AP) — For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the Houses of Parliament in London.

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  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press

Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — All the 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Portugal's Madeira Island were German, Portugal's foreign ministry confirmed Thursday.

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  • Written by By BARRY HATTON Associated Press