Looming war games suspension raises concern in Seoul

Members of People's Democratic Party shout slogans during a rally to oppose military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 15, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump promised to end "war games" with South Korea, calling them provocative, after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week.The signs read " Stop Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercises and withdrawal of U.S. troops." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After being blindsided by President Donald Trump’s decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it.

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

A Chinese national flag at Tiananmen Square flutters against the capital city tallest skyscraper China Zun Tower under construction at the Central Business District in Beijing Thursday, June 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

Gaza residents pray near Israel, as Muslims mark feast

Malaysian Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter fence with Israel, joining hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world Friday in marking the holiday that caps the fasting month of Ramadan.

Tropical Storm Bud lashes Mexico’s Los Cabos

Waves crash on the beach in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, before the arrival of Tropical Storm Bud. A tropical storm warning was issued for a stretch of coastline from Santa Fe to La Paz that includes the twin resort cities of Los Cabos. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams)

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Strong winds from Tropical Storm Bud were whipping the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, home to the popular beach resorts of Los Cabos, as locals and tourists prepared for its arrival.

Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect people in employer plans, not just those consumers who buy a policy directly from an insurer. The new position was outlined a week earlier in a legal brief the Justice Department filed in a Texas case challenging the health law. (HealthCare.gov via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s latest move against “Obamacare” could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts.

FBI actions in Clinton email case report set for release

FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in New York. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield as it details how a determinedly non-partisan law enforcement agency came to be entangled in the 2016 presidential race. President Donald Trump will look to the inspector general report to provide a fresh line of attack against the FBI’s two former top officials, Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe, as he claims that a politically tainted bureau tried to undermine his campaign and, through the Russia investigation, his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law enforcement agency came to be entangled in the 2016 presidential race.

House GOP leaders kick around immigration proposals

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes questions from reporters following a closed-door GOP meeting on immigration, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Ryan says compromise legislation is in the works on immigration that has an "actual chance at making law and solving this problem." The Wisconsin Republican gave an upbeat assessment to reporters after brokering a deal between party factions on a process to consider rival GOP immigration plans to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are trying to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years, the outcome of a truce between the party’s conservative and moderate factions.

Two gamers plead not guilty in Kansas ‘swatting’ death

Shane Gaskill, 19, of Wichita, Kan., leaves the federal court in Wichita, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Gaskill and Casey Viner, 18, of North College Hill, Ohio, online gamers whose alleged dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges related to the "swatting" case that drew national attention. (Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two online gamers whose dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a “swatting” case that drew national attention.

U.S. seeks to assuage Asian allies after NKorea summit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo during a bilateral meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP)

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. will halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down from his firm line on North Korea’s nukes.

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