Rubio under fire in GOP debate after rise in polls
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own WhiteHouse hopes.
AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.
N. Korea praises rocket; others see covert missile test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yetanother "intolerable provocation.
Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest ift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un.
What N. Korea rocket launch may mean for region and world
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, the first day of its announced eight-day launch window and about a month after the country's fourth nuclear test led to international condemnation.
Taiwan rescuers pull out survivors from quake rubble
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday painstaking pulled out more survivors from the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan, which killed at least 24 people, as families anxiously waited on site.
Divisive Polish party leader Kaczynski pulls the strings
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn't convene with his counterpart or the Polish president.
Directors Guild gives top award to Mexican director Inarritu
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu won the top prize Saturday from the Directors Guild of America for his work on "The Revenant."
Bernie Sanders makes 'SNL' appearance with Larry David
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.
Super Bowl's Broncos, Panthers excel at defense differently
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Sometime late last season or early this season — depends on whom you ask — Josh Norman and the Carolina Panthers' other defensive backs were heading toward a drill as part of their weekly "Turnover Circuit," when assistant coach Eric Washington yelled out a spur-of-the-moent greeting.