The statement by an unnamed foreign ministry official in Pyongyang comes two days after President Obama slapped new sanctions on the hard-line regime.
Search-and-rescue teams have recovered another four bodies from the Java Sea, bringing the number to 34 from the crash of Flight QZ8501, which was carrying 162 passengers went it went down a week ago.
NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.
If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you're right. He also tells NPR's Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.
He was a poet and a community activist. Now, as mayor of Newark, N.J., Ras Baraka faces the challenges of struggling schools, municipal corruption and mistrust between citizens and police.
Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.
Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.
The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.
Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.
There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.
Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.