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2 Koreas discuss Northern art troupe’s visit during Olympics

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Seoul, Jan 15 (AP) - Officials from the Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month's Winter Olympics, as the rivals tried to follow up on the North's recent agreement to cooperate in the Games in a conciliatory gesture following months of nuclear ten-sions.
In a development that still shows their bitter animosities, the North issued a veiled threat on Sunday indicating it could cancel its plans to send an Olympic...
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Casino shuttle boat engulfed by flames, dozens safely escape

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Tampa, Jan 15 (AP) - Fire swiftly engulfed a shuttle boat Sunday afternoon used to ferry patrons to a casino ship off Florida's Gulf Coast, forcing the crew and dozens of passengers to jump into chilly waters close to shore, authorities said.
Fifteen people complaining of chest pain, smoke...
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Pakistan’s Imran Khan talks US relations as elections loom

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Islamabad, Jan 14 (AP) - Famed cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said Saturday that meeting U.S. Presi-dent Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him."
In a press briefing, Khan, who...
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California mudslides death toll rises to 19

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Montecito, Jan 14 (AP)- The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing persons was located alive, authorities said.
The body of Morgan Christine Corey, 25, was found in mud and debris in Montecito, Santa...
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Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

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North Bethesda, Jan 14 (AP)- Chelsea Manning intends to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison.
Manning, 30, filed her statement of candidacy...
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