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Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:54pm

The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green.

Pay of new Australian postal service boss more than halved

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:54pm

The new boss of Australia's postal service will be paid less than half the 5.6 million Australian dollar ($4.3 million) salary package that made her predecessor Australia's highest-paid public servant.

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:54pm

Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed.

White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:47pm

The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.

Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:51pm

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.

Mongolia's presidential election tightens, runoff likely

Ganbat Namjilsangarav and Grace Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:31pm

Mongolia's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff with the latest vote count early Tuesday showing a business tycoon leading the ruling party's candidate and a nationalist wanting the country to benefit more from its mineral wealth.

Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:07pm

Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

Ellen Knickmeyer and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:53pm

Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined.

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:43pm

The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.

Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:32pm

The U.S. Department of the Interior will pay nearly $465 million this year to local governments primarily in rural areas that have come to rely on the funds because they cannot levy taxes on federal lands.

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:30pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

Century-old letter appears in Lincoln mail carrier's stack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:24pm

A Lincoln mail carrier faced a difficult task earlier this month when he found a letter sent more than 100 years ago in his pile.

The Latest: 3 CNN journalists resign over retracted story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:19pm

The Latest on a retracted CNN story about a supposed investigation in a Donald Trump associated and the head of a Russian investment fund (all times local):

Airline vet to lead Amtrak in a summer of repairs, reckoning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:17pm

A decade after setting Delta Air Lines on a post-bankruptcy resurgence, the airline's former chairman and chief executive officer is taking on another transportation challenge: Amtrak.

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:24pm

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

Rocket engine plant announced for Alabama by Bezos' company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:13pm

A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a powerful new rocket engine in Alabama for space flight, the company and state officials announced Monday.

Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:10pm

Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally.

Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:02pm

The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel.

Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:36pm

Jury selection began Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center.

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:34pm

Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon.