Road to N. Korea’s denuclearization is littered with failure

Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on Saturday … Click to Continue »

NY nuclear plant resumes service after scheduled outage

New York’s Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant has returned to service after a month-long scheduled outage for refueling and maintenance. The refueling outage that ended Saturday was the … Click to Continue »

Mexico, EU reach deal to update trade agreement

Mexico and the European Union reached a deal to update their nearly 20-year-old free trade agreement on Saturday, including the elimination of tariffs on a number of Mexican agricultural products. … Click to Continue »

Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal

A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf of a … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers propose bill allowing county lodging tax

Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill allowing Delaware’s most populous county to impose a new lodging tax on hotel and motel rooms. The bill introduced Thursday would allow the imposition … Click to Continue »

US Courthouse in Jackson named for retired Sen. Cochran

A federal courthouse in Mississippi has a new name. According to the U.S. District Court website, the building in Jackson is now the “Thad Cochran United States Courthouse.” Mississippi media … Click to Continue »

Ricketts vows to keep working on property tax legislation

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts isn’t giving up on his push to lower property taxes after his proposal to lawmakers stalled in this year’s legislative session. Ricketts pledged in an Associated … Click to Continue »

Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight opioid abuse

Illinois is receiving a $16 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration announced the grant Friday. The Illinois Department of Human Services will administer it to … Click to Continue »

Escaped Atlantic salmon caught in drift-net on Skagit River

Washington state officials say an Atlantic salmon that escaped from a collapsed net pen at Cypress Island has been captured in a drift net 40 miles (64 kilometers) up the … Click to Continue »

Nicaragua says it’s open to dialogue after 9 dead in unrest

Nicaragua’s government says it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. Vice President, first lady and government spokeswoman Rosario … Click to Continue »

MLS, Columbus Crew owners seek to dismiss move lawsuit

The owner of a Major League Soccer franchise in Columbus is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the state of Ohio seeking to prevent the team from … Click to Continue »

Maine school security upgrades get priority for loans

Maine schools hoping to boost security now get explicit priority for state loans. The law says school security upgrades get high priority for consideration for loans through Maine’s underfunded school … Click to Continue »

Family of man whose body was found in KC airport lot sues

The family of a man whose body sat in a Kansas City International Airport parking lot for months is suing the company responsible for monitoring vehicles in the lot. The … Click to Continue »

Tennessee gets $26 million from feds for veterans home

Tennessee officials say the state has received $26 million from the federal government to build a new veterans home. Gov. Bill Haslam says the grant from the U.S. Department of … Click to Continue »

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – an image he snapped … Click to Continue »

Hawaii candidate’s page lists degree he didn’t complete

The LinkedIn page of a Hawaii state representative who is running for Congress lists him as having a master’s degree though he never completed the program. Hawaii News Now reports … Click to Continue »

Stars Group doubles down with purchase of Sky Betting

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday the purchase … Click to Continue »

Fines sought against defunct Wichita used-car dealer

The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office is asking a judge to order a Wichita used-car dealer to pay $100,000 in fines and penalties after customers complained that they didn’t receive … Click to Continue »

Pedestrian killed in Seattle after being hit by Amtrak train

An Amtrak spokeswoman says a pedestrian has been killed after being struck by a passenger train in Seattle. Christina Leeds tells KOMO-TV that the person died Saturday morning in the … Click to Continue »

Now you can do a Target run without getting out of your car

Target lovers, brace yourselves. The heavens have opened and there are now Target drive-thrus. The company announced the expansion of its “Drive Up” service, which allows customers to place an … Click to Continue »

Koch Industries seeks rule change lawyers doing charity work

Koch Industries is pushing for a change to a Kansas rule forbidding corporate in-house lawyers unlicensed in the state from providing free legal services to needy outside clients. Koch chief … Click to Continue »

Trump says he doesn’t think personal lawyer will ‘flip’

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings. Trump, in a series … Click to Continue »

University of Missouri’s economic impact $5.4B annually

A study says the University of Missouri System has a state economic impact of about $5.4 billion a year. The Columbia Missourian reports that the economic impact study was done … Click to Continue »

The Latest: IMF says trade tensions, debt threaten economy

The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The International Monetary Fund’s policymaking committee says a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension … Click to Continue »

Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that will roll through … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’

The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Historian Jon Meacham says Barbara Bush is the “first lady of the … Click to Continue »

Omaha literacy center to close after 48 years

An Omaha organization founded nearly 50 years ago by a librarian wanting to help people improve their literacy skills will soon be closing. The Literacy Center of the Midlands will … Click to Continue »

Dubuque officials endorse brewery redevelopment plans

The Dubuque City Council is supporting plans to turn a crumbling 120-year-old brewery complex into apartments and retail space. City Council members voted unanimously this month to support developer Stephen … Click to Continue »

Mob Museum in Vegas lets visitors play police officer

A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal commands, ordering the man to let the woman … Click to Continue »

Environmental review for mine project expected next week

The Army Corps of Engineers is expecting to release its environmental review next week for the proposed Donlin Gold mine in western Alaska. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the … Click to Continue »