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  • Christie writes piece praising Wisconsin's Walker 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:26 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - One possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sings the praises of potential GOP rival Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2014 released Thursday.

  • Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:13 am
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy.

  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:41 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:01 pm
  • LONDON - North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.

  • North Korea's capital hosts international marathon 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:27 am
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

  • North Korea's capital hosts international marathon 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:42 am
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

  • Suspected NKorean drones crude, reflect new threat 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:36 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech - equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars - but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

  • SKorea suspects 2 crashed drones from North Korea 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:25 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions.

  • UN prolongs North Korea human rights investigation 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:37 am
  • GENEVA - After a testy exchange between the United States and North Korea, a special investigator won approval Friday to keep investigating suspected crimes against humanity and other abuses in the reclusive Asian nation.

  • Pistons focus on past, not present, at fundraiser 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:02 pm
  • DETROIT - Several members of the Detroit Pistons' first two championship teams gathered Thursday for a fundraiser, but the man who still works for the team kept a low profile.

  • Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie? 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:59 pm
  • TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors.

  • 30 minutes of 'Spider-Man 2' shown at CinemaCon 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:47 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Sony Pictures debuted 30 minutes of 3-D footage of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

  • Correction: United States-Asia-Military story 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story March 25 about top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region voicing concern about the impact of budget cuts, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.