N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed some top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea.

The rival Koreas earlier this week threatened strikes against...

The Latest: Liu wins China's 1st gold of worlds in 20K walk

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

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China has won its first gold medal of the world championships with Liu Hong winning in the women's...

Cole gets 15th win, Pirates top Marlins 2-1

MIAMI (AP) — Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Thursday night.

Catcher Francisco Cervelli...

Rams' new offensive line struggling to jell

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's no secret that the St. Louis Rams want to run the ball this season, but their renovated starting offensive line has yet to come together through their first two preseason games.

The...

Judge: Government should pay $3 billion to repair wetlands

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that the federal government should foot the bill — tagged at about $3 billion — for fixing damage done to wetlands just outside New Orleans by a shipping channel the Army...

Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea.

Opponents, who are against building the Thirty Meter Telescope on...

With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week...

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office...