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People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on the North's nuclear weapons program.

North Korea tests possible submarine missile amid tensions

People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on the North's nuclear weapons program.

October 19, 2021, 8:35am Nation & World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday fired at least one ballistic missile, which South Korea’s military said was likely designed to be launched from a submarine, in what is possibly the most significant demonstration of the North’s military might since U.S. President Joe Biden took office. Read story

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, appears on stage in conversation with American Businessman Bill Gates during the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum, London, Tuesday, Oct, 19, 2021.

UK courts green investment to fuel carbon-cutting plans

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, appears on stage in conversation with American Businessman Bill Gates during the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum, London, Tuesday, Oct, 19, 2021.

October 19, 2021, 8:35am Nation & World

LONDON — The United Kingdom announced plans Tuesday to stop installing home heating that uses fossil fuels by 2035 as the government hosted a meeting aimed at attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment for green projects in Britain. Read story

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 file photo, police officers stand outside a house in north London, thought to be in relation to the death of member of Parliament David Amess. The killing of British lawmaker Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program that tries to prevent at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying the strategy is falling short and unfairly targets Muslim communities.

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 file photo, police officers stand outside a house in north London, thought to be in relation to the death of member of Parliament David Amess. The killing of British lawmaker Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program that tries to prevent at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying the strategy is falling short and unfairly targets Muslim communities.

October 19, 2021, 8:30am Nation & World

LONDON — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. Read story

A woman wears a face mask as she walks in London, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Many scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe's highest, rise once more. The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 18, the largest number since mid-July.

UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with virus cases high and rising

A woman wears a face mask as she walks in London, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Many scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe's highest, rise once more. The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 18, the largest number since mid-July.

October 19, 2021, 8:00am Health

LONDON — Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn’t. Read story

First lady Jill Biden comes over to comfort 2021 National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey, a bilingual special education teacher in Las Vegas, who was emotional as she spoke during an event with 2020 and 2021 State and National Teachers of the Year on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.

President, first lady laud educators

First lady Jill Biden comes over to comfort 2021 National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey, a bilingual special education teacher in Las Vegas, who was emotional as she spoke during an event with 2020 and 2021 State and National Teachers of the Year on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.

October 18, 2021, 8:21pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted a White House ceremony Monday to recognize the 2021 and 2020 national teachers of the year, the state teacher finalists for those years and teachers nationwide, all of whom had to work longer and harder during the pandemic. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2007 file photo, actor Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show," pauses at a statue of Andy and Opie Taylor in Mount Airy, N.C. Lynn died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy announced in a statement.  She was 95.

Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ dies

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2007 file photo, actor Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show," pauses at a statue of Andy and Opie Taylor in Mount Airy, N.C. Lynn died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy announced in a statement.  She was 95.

October 18, 2021, 6:04pm Nation & World

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95. Read story

Parkland families, district reach $25M settlement

October 18, 2021, 6:00pm Nation & World

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The families of 52 people killed, injured or traumatized during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward School District, the lawyer for the families confirmed Monday. Read story

FILE - In this May 31, 2019 file photo, Hezbollah fighters march at a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh, Lebanon. On Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah revealed that his militant group has 100,000 trained fighters.

Hezbollah leader declares his group has 100,000 fighters

FILE - In this May 31, 2019 file photo, Hezbollah fighters march at a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh, Lebanon. On Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah revealed that his militant group has 100,000 trained fighters.

October 18, 2021, 5:53pm Nation & World

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader declared for the first time on Monday that his powerful militant group has 100,000 trained fighters. His speech appeared to be meant as a deterrent to domestic foes following the nation’s worst internal violence in years. Read story

FILE - In this May 4, 2021, photo, the Treasury Building is viewed in Washington. The Treasury Department says that the economic and financial sanctions the United States has employed over the past two decades to battle global terrorism, nuclear proliferation, drug cartels and other threats need to adapt to a rapidly changing financial world. The department issued a report Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, that said it needs to modernize the technology it uses and upgrade its workforce to deal with new tools and techniques, such as digital currencies.

Treasury says it needs to modernize its economic sanctions

FILE - In this May 4, 2021, photo, the Treasury Building is viewed in Washington. The Treasury Department says that the economic and financial sanctions the United States has employed over the past two decades to battle global terrorism, nuclear proliferation, drug cartels and other threats need to adapt to a rapidly changing financial world. The department issued a report Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, that said it needs to modernize the technology it uses and upgrade its workforce to deal with new tools and techniques, such as digital currencies.

October 18, 2021, 5:42pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department says that the economic and financial sanctions the United States has employed over the past two decades to battle global terrorism, nuclear proliferation, drug cartels and other threats need to adapt to a rapidly changing financial world. Read story

FILE - In this March 12, 2015 file photo, passengers wait on the platform before boarding a train at the U Street Metro Station in Washington, part of the public mass transit network for Washington. Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week.

D.C. suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

FILE - In this March 12, 2015 file photo, passengers wait on the platform before boarding a train at the U Street Metro Station in Washington, part of the public mass transit network for Washington. Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week.

October 18, 2021, 12:11pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises to complicate daily travel and commutes for thousands of riders… Read story