Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says climate change is a matter of national security. He says it threatens to worsen poverty and political instability around the world and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces. The president's warning comes in a commencement address he will deliver to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy today in New London, Connecticut.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Fast-food giant McDonald's holds a shareholders meeting tomorrow. Starting today, labor organizers and workers are expected to protest outside McD's headquarters in Illinois. They're demanding pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food workers. The protests come at a time when McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the face of up-and-coming rivals and changing customers' tastes.
ROME (AP) — Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of helping plan an attack on a museum in Tunisia that left 22 people dead. He was arrested last night at the home of his mother and two brothers near Milan. Police say the suspect (Abdelmajid Touil) arrived in Italy on Feb. 17 along with migrants from a smuggler's boat. They believe he went to back to Tunisia to help organize the March 18 attack.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Women activists, including Gloria Steinem, have hit a road bump as they plan to cross Korea's Demilitarized Zone on Sunday. Authorities say they can't guarantee their safety if they walk from the North to the South at the site where the Korean War armistice was signed, Panmunjom. The rare crossing of the DMZ may end up taking place elsewhere.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea has canceled an invitation for him to visit a factory park just north of the border with South Korea. Ban would have been the first U.N. chief to visit the factory Park in Kaesong. No word on why the North Koreans canceled.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.