Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.
Rubio braces for attacks in debate, Trump returning to stage
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio headed into the latest Republican debate ready for an onslaught of attacks about his experience and readiness for the White House, while a trio of his rivals sought a breakout performance before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary — an election critical to their presidential hopes.
Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at border
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.
States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.