North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, South Korea's military said, the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The missile flew about 300 miles before splashing into the Sea of Japan.
HONG KONG Asian stocks consolidated a recent run of gains on Wednesday, helped by Wall Street's rise overnight, even as oil prices slid on trade data showing a surprise build-up in U.S. crude stocks.
BATON ROUGE, La. U.S. President Barack Obama walked door to door in an East Baton Rouge Parish neighborhood on Tuesday hugging people and offering assurances that the country would help them recover from some of the worst floods ever recorded in Louisiana.
NEW YORK The New York City Police Department routinely violated court-mandated rules on handling investigations of political activity, particularly Muslim groups or individuals, the department's watchdog said in a report released on Tuesday.
CHICAGO Potential action this week by Illinois' biggest public pension fund could put a big dent in the state's already fragile finances, Governor Bruce Rauner's administration warned.
LOS ANGELES Stanford University has tightened campus drinking restrictions, banning large liquor bottles from undergraduate student housing and barring hard alcohol from being served altogether at parties for undergrads.
The United States has more aircraft carriers than any other country - depending on how you define "aircraft carrier," it's 10 times as many.