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Roanoke woman keeps hope for father, long missing in N Korea

Aug. 19, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Dare she even hope? For 66 years, Susan Hall has waited for her father to return. Hope that he would return alive after his B-29 Superfortress bomber was shot down over North Korea has long since faded to thin, and then to nothing. But with the return of 55 boxes of remains of U.S....

'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart

Aug. 19, 2018 1:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South...

Salas takes advantage of Park's mistake to grab LPGA lead

Aug. 18, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey — a three-shot swing...

Snedeker leads Wyndham with play held up due to weather

Aug. 18, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker is bracing for a long last day at the Wyndham Championship. Snedeker held a three-stroke lead Saturday when the third round was suspended because of severe weather. He was 16 under for the tournament with 11 holes left in the round at the final event of the PGA...

Great leap forward: from Williamsport to major leagues

Aug. 18, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream — making the majors. Three of those Little League veterans will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in...

Tennessee Marine on USS Indianapolis earns sergeant stripes

Aug. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cpl. Edgar Harrell floated in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean for four-and-a-half days. He swam aimlessly in the salt water — mixed heavily with black oil and blood — with a group of 80 other men who had jumped off the fiery USS Indianapolis after it has been...

Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Aug. 18, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say. Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, Taiwan has deployed one set of missiles,...

Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visit

Aug. 18, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia's leader courted Chinese e-commerce investment in his country on Saturday, the start of his first trip to China since his stunning electoral victory three months ago. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's visit to the world's second-largest economy is being watched for signs on the fate...

Park, Salas share LPGA Tour lead in rainy Indy

Aug. 17, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park relied on the same, steady style that has helped make her one of the LPGA Tour's top players. When her putts kept rolling in Friday, she was virtually unbeatable. Park shot a 9-under 63 for a share of the lead with Lizette Salas during the suspended second round of the...

Snedeker follows 59 with 67, takes 2-shot lead at Wyndham

Aug. 17, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker couldn't block out the buzz that surrounded his first-round 11-under 59 at the Wyndham Championship. He refocused just in time to reclaim the lead. Snedeker followed his historic opening score with a 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the...