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N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Friday bluntly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold military exercises with the U.S.
Asian shares mixed amid ongoing worries about US-China trade

Asian shares mixed amid ongoing worries about US-China trade

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Friday as turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about U.S.-China trade conflict. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped early losses to be up 0.3% at 20,456.96 in morning trading.
Elvis admirers remember his death 42 years ago with vigil

Elvis admirers remember his death 42 years ago with vigil

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elvis Presley fans carrying lit candles in the Tennessee night are visiting the rock 'n' roll icon's grave at Graceland during the annual vigil commemorating his death 42 years ago.
Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

PHILADELPHIA — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep int
Sister: Earnhardt Jr. safe after plane crash in Tennessee

Sister: Earnhardt Jr. safe after plane crash in Tennessee

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver's sister tweeted.

Bank of Mexico lowers interest rate, citing global concerns

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's central bank said Thursday it was lowering its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point to 8%, citing slowing global economic activity and tensions including the trade war between the United States and China. The drop from 8.

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times They Are A-Changin'.
Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

MOSCOW — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one person was hurt seriously enough to be hospitali
Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

MADRID — The British overseas territory of Gibraltar released a seized Iranian supertanker Thursday over last-minute objections from the U.S., potentially easing tensions between London and Tehran, which still holds a British-flagged vessel.

Raccoon freed after being trapped in vending machine

DELTONA, Fla. — Police say a raccoon trapped in a vending machine at a Florida high school is now free.