Travis King, US soldier who crossed into N. Korea, back in American custody

[Source] U.S. Army Private Travis King, who had crossed into North Korea in July, has been returned to American custody, according to two U.S. officials. North Korea deports King: North Korea announced its decision to “expel” King, 23, after completing an investigation, and just hours before he was confirmed to be back in U.S. custody. … Read more

House Dem Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar: Menendez should resign

The highest ranking Latino Democrat in the U.S. House, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, said Wednesday Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., should resign following the federal corruption charges brought against him this week. Aguilar, D-Calif., broke a notable silence among Latino lawmakers in calling for Menendez, who once held Aguilar’s position in the House and … Read more

Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to bribery charges as resignation calls grow louder

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., pleaded not guilty before a federal judge in New York on Wednesday to corruption charges alleging that he and his wife used his influence to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Attorneys for Menendez and his wife, Nadine, entered pleas of not guilty at their arraignment in the morning … Read more

Bulgarian parliament approves additional weapons to Ukraine to aid in its war with Russia

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s parliament Wednesday approved the provision of additional military aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia. At a closed-door meeting, lawmakers voted 141-40, with three abstentions, in favor of supplying Ukraine with defective surface-to-air missiles for the Russian-made S-300 air defense system and small-caliber automatic weapon ammunition discarded by the … Read more