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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. North and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders. "The joint press release published at the contact provided a crucial landmark occasion of defusing the acute military tension and putting the catastrophic inter-Korean relations on the track of reconciliation and trust," the North's KCNA news agency on Friday quoted Kim as saying in a meeting with military aides.

Elway says rest will be good for Manning _ eventually

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December.

Obama lauds 'inspirational' New Orleans, decade after Katrina

President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans and its people after seeing first-hand Thursday how far the "Big Easy" has come, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to swathes of one of America's most famous cities. "You inspire me," Obama told a community center to applause, after rolling up his sleeves on a stroll through the historic African-American community of Treme, stopping to chat with residents for whom Katrina remains etched in memory. "This city is moving in the right direction and I have never been more confident that together we will get to where we need to go," Obama said before the crowd of 600 people at the community center in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the poorest and worst storm-hit areas of the city.

Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.

Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Californians cut water without state imposing fines

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.

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New 'Star Wars' footage reveals ...

Instagram launched its new landscape video capability with a bang on Thursday. For the first time, users of the photo and video app can share images using the "widescreen" format.








Did killer's files show red flags?

Hear Swift belt out 'Smelly Cat' with actress

Taylor Swift invited Lisa Kudrow on stage to sing the song "Smelly Cat" from the TV show "Friends."








Trump allies quietly seek donors

Donald Trump appeared at a fundraising event for an outside group that can collect unlimited contributions from secret donors, a move in sharp contrast with his public calls for transparency in money and politics.








Nazi 'gold train' found?

Trump: I lead among blacks. Poll: No, you don't

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that his plans to improve the economy for black Americans is why he is leading in the polls with black voters, though at least one recent poll disputes Trump's claim.








Family: Man robbed bank to pay for daughter's chemo

Brian Randolph's daughter is battling retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer. His family says he was desperate to pay for her treatments. CNN affiliate WXYZ reports.








New Orleans: Tougher, feistier after Katrina

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Wilson says water comments 'perceived wrong'

Wilson says water comments 'perceived wrong'

West: Pharoah's margin is only unknown

West: Pharoah's margin is only unknown

RG III defers concussion questions to Redskins

RG III defers concussion questions to Redskins

Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins dies at 58

Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins dies at 58

Browns coach: Manziel out rest of preseason

Browns coach: Manziel out rest of preseason

Sources: Steelers WR Bryant faces 4-game ban

Sources: Steelers WR Bryant faces 4-game ban

One and done? Spieth's 74 'worst round in years'

One and done? Spieth's 74 'worst round in years'

Tomlin calls preseason debate 'waste of time'

Tomlin calls preseason debate 'waste of time'
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