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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the best signal North Korea could give that it's prepared for negotiations with the U.S. would be to halt its missile launches. Tillerson is offering his most specific outline to date of what preconditions the U.S. has for talks with Pyongyang.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says a "truth commission" created by the new, all-powerful constitutional assembly will ensure that those responsible for the current wave of unrest face justice. He adds that the new assembly is considering a law against "hate, intolerance and fascism" that would try and immediately punish those found liable for the troubled nation's recent upheaval. Maduro frequently refers to opposition leaders and protesters as "fascists."

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is slamming a news report suggesting that he's getting ready for a possible run for the White House in 2020 if President Donald Trump doesn't. Pence says his team is focused on advancing Trump's agenda and seeing the president re-elected in 2020. The news report takes note of Pence's busy political schedule and active fundraising, although it also says his advisers claim he'd only throw his hat in the ring if Trump decides against running.

CHICAGO (AP) — After a nationwide manhunt, a Northwestern University professor and University of Oxford employee are in jail in California. Professor Wyndham Lathem is scheduled to appear in court Monday. He and Andrew Warren are expected to be extradited to Chicago to face possible charges in the murder of a 26-year-old man. The case has taken peculiar twists, including one of the suspects making a donation in the victim's name to a library and a videotaped confession from Lathem sent to friends.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — St. Francis Hospital spokeswoman Lauren Landwerlin says about 30 people have been treated at the hospital's trauma center and three were admitted in "non-critical condition" after a tornado struck near midtown Tulsa. The figure of 30 injured is up from 13 initially reported taken by ambulance to hospitals. A city spokeswoman says many people were taken to hospital by private vehicle.

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