US targets Chinese, Russian firms over N. Korea’s nukes

North Korea has long maintained it wants nuclear weapons and long-range missiles in order to deter the United States from attempting to overthrow the regime of Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang looks at states like Iraq — where former dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the United States, and Libya — the country’s late leader, Moammar

Is your health insurer making you sicker?

Health insurance is designed to cover patients when they get sick, but what happens when insurance companies stamp “reject” on a claim? Some of those patients may end up sicker, suggests a¬†recent survey¬†entitled “Not What the Doctor Ordered” from the Doctor-Patient Rights Project (DPRP). Health insurers denied coverage for nearly a quarter of the Americans

Groups make final push to save national monument areas

Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California. The deadline for Zinke to announce his recommendations is Thursday following a four-month review

Automated car safety systems get high marks, with asterisk

WASHINGTON — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the same time, research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raises concern that

Boris Becker appointed head of German men’s tennis

FRANKFURT, Germany (Reuters) – Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was appointed on Wednesday as head of men’s tennis in his home country as the German federation (DTB) looks to revive the once hugely popular sport. “Boris Becker will be head of men’s tennis effective immediately and in this position he will be in charge of