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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un boards train to summit

Feb. 23, 2019 11:09 PM EST

DANDONG, China (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump, state media confirmed. Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, who has been a key negotiator in talks with the U.S., and Kim Yo Jong, the leader's sister, the North's...

Japan scholar and translator Donald Keene has died at 96

Feb. 23, 2019 9:55 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Donald Keene, a longtime Columbia University professor who was a giant in the field of Japanese literature and translation, died Sunday in Tokyo, the city that he had made his home. He was 96. His death was confirmed by Akira Someya, secretary general of the Donald Keene Center Kashiwazaki in...

Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation

Feb. 23, 2019 9:41 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The people of Okinawa are voting Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japan, who many see as a burden on the group of tiny southwestern islands. The referendum is technically not binding...

21 killed in bus accident at China's largest silver mine

Feb. 23, 2019 9:39 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A total of 21 people have been killed and 29 injured in a bus accident blamed on faulty brakes at China's largest silver mine in the country's north, the Emergency Management Ministry said Sunday. Meanwhile, five fishermen were missing after their boat collided with a cargo ship almost...

Hanoi summit nightmare scenario: Bad deals and little change

Feb. 23, 2019 8:29 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The nightmare scenario heading into the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't so much "fire and fury" and millions dead. Rather, some experts fear the meeting could result in an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get...

Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

Feb. 23, 2019 8:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson was cruising along Saturday in the Mexico Championship until one swing put him in a bad spot, and the next shot made it even worse. One minute he was leading by six shots. Two holes later, he was leading by two. For all that went wrong, Johnson knew everything was right...

US-North Korean deals often made away from negotiating table

Feb. 23, 2019 7:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beware of humor gone awry. Don't be afraid to show emotion. Watch those offhanded one-liners. At the negotiating table, it can be difficult to get North Korean negotiators off their scripted talking points. Sometimes deals are best sealed while on a Pyongyang subway ride, a stroll outside...

Aaron Baddeley shoots 66 to take Puerto Rico Open lead

Feb. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EST

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Aaron Baddeley shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club to take the third-round lead in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open. Baddeley had a 12-under 204 total for a one-stroke lead over Nate Lashley in the event that was canceled last year because...

The Latest: North Korea confirms leader on train to summit

Feb. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's travels to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local): 5 a.m. North Korean state media has confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The...

North Korea confirms that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump.

Feb. 23, 2019 4:44 PM EST
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea confirms that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump.