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North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

SEOUL North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs.

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Waymo testing self-driving car ride service in Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Waymo autonomous vehicle group will begin testing a self-driving car program for hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona and is buying 500 Chrysler minivans to do so, the companies said on Tuesday.

U.S., Tech 3:12am EDT

Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

PARIS France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France. | Video

World, France 4:23am EDT

Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq, Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cramped, historic neighborhood.

World, United Nations, Iraq 2:54am EDT

East Coast refiners eye Texas oil as North Dakota alternative

NEW YORK U.S. East Coast refiners are looking to buy increasing volumes of domestic crude oil from the Gulf Coast, two sources said, the latest twist in a trade flow upheaval in the wake of the opening of the Dakota Access pipeline.

1:13am EDT

Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearance

CHICAGO Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention on Monday of his successor, Donald Trump, but urged young people to get more involved in their communities at a time of stark political divides. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Apr 24 2017