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North Korean 'masterminds' evade Kim Jong Nam murder trial

North Korean 'masterminds' evade Kim Jong Nam murder trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — At a trial that could send two Southeast Asian women to the gallows, Malaysian prosecutors are shining a light on several men at large they say masterminded and played crucial roles in carrying out the assassination of North
Indonesia says welder's torch caused fireworks factory blaze

Indonesia says welder's torch caused fireworks factory blaze

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Police said Saturday that an inferno at a firework factory near Indonesia's capital that killed 48 people was started by sparks from a welder's torch.
Emergency plan, food, gear vital for long-distance sailing

Emergency plan, food, gear vital for long-distance sailing

JUNEAU, Alaska — It's a romantic idea — sailing across the ocean, sleeping under the stars. But earlier this week, the U.S.
Sailboat survivors recount doomed Pacific voyage

Sailboat survivors recount doomed Pacific voyage

HONOLULU — Trapped on a storm-battered boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for months, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava were just about out of food and beginning to believe they were completely out of luck when they finally saw it: a U.S.
Astros start fast, top Dodgers 5-3 for 2-1 World Series lead

Astros start fast, top Dodgers 5-3 for 2-1 World Series lead

HOUSTON — A perfect fit in their own place, the Houston Astros are halfway home.

Trump frustrated by intelligence community's JFK secrecy

WASHINGTON — It was a showdown 25 years in the making: With the world itching to finally get a look at classified Kennedy assassination files, and the deadline for their release just hours away, intelligence officials were still angling for a way to
Conservative site with GOP ties funded Trump research

Conservative site with GOP ties funded Trump research

NEW YORK — A conservative website with strong ties to the Republican establishment triggered the investigation into Donald Trump's past that ultimately produced the dossier that alleged a compromised relationship between the president and the Kremlin
Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago

Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago

CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago. Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans on Friday told county commissioners during a budget hearing that Obama, who owns homes in Washington, D.C.
Australia foreign chief stands in for PM after deputy ousted

Australia foreign chief stands in for PM after deputy ousted

SYDNEY, Australia — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will stand in as Australia's acting prime minister while Malcolm Turnbull is away on a brief overseas trip, due to the dual citizenship crisis that has sidelined his deputy.
Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by N.Korea accelerating

Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by N.Korea accelerating

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating.