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In this Dec. 11, 2019, photo, Army veteran Andrew LePeilbet, center, whose platoon came under heavy fire in Vietnam in 1969, receives a certificate from Gov. Steve Sisolak, right, for a Silver Star medal more than 50 years after he earned it while his brother retired Brig. Gen. Michael LePeilbet applauds, in Carson City, Nev. Andrew LePeilbet was honored for his courage and bravery in the battle near the Cambodian border. (Steve Ranson/Lahontan Valley News via AP)

Vietnam vet from Reno gets Silver Star 50 years after battle

Jan. 12, 2020 1:14 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Vietnam War veteran from Nevada has finally received a Silver Star he earned more than 50 years ago for his bravery and leadership protecting his platoon during battle in the jungles of South Vietnam near the Cambodian border. First Lt. Andrew LePeilbet still remembers the day...

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. South Korea said Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, it conveyed a message by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wishing him a happy birthday, which is believed to be Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

N Korea: Trump's birthday greet not enough to resume talks

Jan. 11, 2020 2:48 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean official on Saturday said that the U.S. and South Korea are dreaming if they think that President Donald Trump's sending a birthday message would get leader Kim Jong Un back to the negotiating table. North Korean Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan repeated the...

3 police, villager die in clash over land in Vietnam

Jan. 9, 2020 4:44 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Residents of a Hanoi suburb used grenades, firebombs and spears Thursday in an attempt to stop soldiers from building a wall around a military airport on land they say is private, leaving three police and a villager dead, officials said. The confrontation occurred in Dong Tam, the...

In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, photo, Memphis native, Lt. Col. James Williams, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam poses for a portrait in front of his sister's home in Cordova, Tenn. Williams and other veterans returned to Hanoi, Vietnam, to gain closure from their time at war. Williams connected with a Valor Administration representative who notified him of the trip to Vietnam, a golden opportunity to complete part of his living list. (Ariel Cobbert/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Vietnam War POW meets widow of pilot who shot his plane down

Jan. 5, 2020 12:42 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lt. Col. James Williams has something better than a bucket list. “I don’t like the word ‘bucket list’ because it makes it feel like you’re getting ready to die,” said the North Memphis native and Vietnam War veteran. “I call it my...

Vietnamese former Minister of information and communication Nguyen Bac Son, left, valuer Hoang Duy Quang, second left, former Mobifone Chairman Le Nam Tra, second right, former Minister of information and communication Truong Minh Tuan, right, stand as judge reads the verdicts at their trial in Hanoi, Vietnam Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Hanoi court on Saturday sentenced Son to life imprisonment in a multi-million dollar corruption case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms. (Nguyen Van Diep/VNA via AP)

Vietnam sends ex-ministers, executives, to prison for graft

Dec. 28, 2019 1:21 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Saturday sentenced an ex-minister to life imprisonment in a multimillion-dollar corruption case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms, state media reported. Nguyen Bac Son was accused of taking a bribe of $3 million to...

FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows pedestrians walking across the street from the Twitter office building in San Francisco. Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Twitter, Facebook ban fake users; some had AI-created photos

Dec. 20, 2019 8:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has identified and removed nearly 6,000 accounts that it said were part of a coordinated effort by Saudi government agencies and individuals to advance the country's geopolitical interests. Separately, Facebook said it removed hundreds of Facebook accounts, groups and pages linked...

The youngest students to ever attend UNLV Shenmei Wu, 13, left, and Shenlone Wu, 12, center, and professor Xiaoling Hays focus during a Chinese final exam at UNLV in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.(Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

At 12 and 13, siblings among youngest students at UNLV

Dec. 20, 2019 3:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dr. Ming-Wei Wu drives his son and daughter to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and escorts them to and from classes. Most college students would find that arrangement unusual and restrictive. But Wu’s children — 12-year-old Shenlone Wu and 13-year-old Shenmei Wu...

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts as she listens to female students at Can Giuoc high school in Long An province, Vietnam on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Mrs. Obama is on a visit to Vietnam to promote education for adolescent girls. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school

Dec. 9, 2019 7:50 PM EST

LONG AN, Vietnam (AP) — Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama spoke to students at a school in southern Vietnam while promoting education for girls to help reach their full potential. Obama, accompanied by actresses Julia Roberts and Lana Condor and “Today Show" co-host Jenna Bush Hager, met on...

In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, relatives of Bui Thi Nhung weep next to Nhung's casket at the family home in the village of Do Thanh, Vietnam. The body of 19-year old Nhung was among the last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month that were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 PM EST

Families in Vietnam mourned the 39 people who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month. The last bodies of the victims were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, laborers repaired a road in India, where the last quarter's economic...

FILE - This May 11, 2015, file photo, shows land reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. China has reportedly deployed a Zeppelin-like airship to Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. (Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Dec. 2, 2019 12:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...