SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An analysis of recent satellite imagery shows construction at a North Korean site meant to launch bigger and better long-range rockets has been at a standstill for the past eight months. It's unknown why North Korea stopped construction and whether the work stoppage is only temporary. One theory is that North Korea has decided another, more modern launch site will be sufficient.
LONDON (AP) — Palace officials say Prince William, his wife Kate and their newborn son are spending the night at St. Mary's Hospital in central London. The 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the 8 pound, 6 ounce boy Monday afternoon and the palace says both are doing well. Celebrations erupted outside Buckingham Palace at the news, where crowds cheered and popped open champagne bottles. The child's name has not been announced yet.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Braun has been one of baseball's top hitters in recent years, but his season is now over unspecified "violations" of baseball's drug program. The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the final 65 games of the season and the postseason. Braun is the first player to receive a suspension stemming from Major League Baseball's investigation of players reportedly linked to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Storms have doused a wildfire that destroyed seven homes and threatened the Southern California mountain town of Idyllwild. But the heavy rains have now raised a risk of flooding and mudslides in recently burned areas, and authorities have issued a voluntary evacuation warning for about 20 homes several miles southeast of Idyllwild.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report from the student loan agency Sallie Mae finds that since the economic recession find more college-bound students are eliminating schools from their searches based on costs. The report also finds parents are picking up less of their children's college costs while grants and scholarships now have the top role in covering the bills.
Created: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 02:15:27 EST
Updated: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 02:15:27 EST