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South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea said Wednesday it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced in past weeks as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and impr
Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor.
Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

WASHINGTON — Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal.
33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history.
PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California utility that operated power lines that ignited several huge, deadly wildfires has agreed to pay $1 billion in damages to 14 local governments.
Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he'll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of nations in Japan. And U.S. and Chinese negotiators will resume talks before the leaders meet.
Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

NEW ORLEANS — Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John.

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m.
Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager who lost a leg in a shark attack this month got a personal message Tuesday from the actor who plays "Iron Man" in Marvel's superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr.

Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings

NEW YORK — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.
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