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  • ** FILE ** This Oct. 24, 2012, file photo shows an empty field north of Detroit's downtown. Thousands of Detroit streetlights are dark, many more residents have fled. Donors are replacing ambulances that limped around for 200,000 miles. Detroit's bankruptcy case is going to trial, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2013, and the result will determine whether the city can reshape itself in the largest public bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    Trial starts; Is Detroit eligible for bankruptcy?

    The city of Detroit will present a "mountain of evidence" to show that its perilous finances qualify for a turnaround in bankruptcy court, an attorney said Wednesday as a judge opened an extraordinary trial to determine if the largest public filing in U.S. history will go forward.

  • South Korean soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, on Sunday, March 31, 2013. North Korea warned South Korea on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered "a state of war" and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Greatest danger in Korea is 'miscalculation,' U.S. general says

    The greatest danger on the divided Korean Peninsula, where bellicose nuclear rhetoric from the North and muscle-flexing joint military exercises by Washington and Seoul in the South have ratcheted tension to a fever pitch, is that an accident or miscalculation inadvertently could escalate into an all-out war, according to the general commanding U.S. military forces there.

  • North Korean army officers rally at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang. Tens of thousands turned out last week in support of the call to arms by their young and inexperienced leader, Kim Jong-un. Their military doctrine is "launch on tactical warning." (Associated Press)

    Rising tensions on Korean Peninsula risk accidental war

    ANALYSIS: The Pentagon said Monday that it was moving a guided-missile destroyer and a sea-based radar platform near North Korea's coastline to respond to any aggressive acts by the communist state, even as the White House said no changes have been detected in the regime's military posture despite its warlike threats.

  • **FILE** President Obama looks through binoculars toward North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone, the tense military border between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, on March 25, 2012. With Mr. Obama is Lt. Col. Ed Taylor (right), commander of the U.N. Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area. (Associated Press)

    North Korean jamming of GPS shows system's weakness

    U.S. and South Korean military commanders will be on the lookout for North Korean efforts to jam GPS signals as they take part in exercises on the divided peninsula this week and next.

  • Kim’s moves seen as asserting control

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is shuffling top military and security officials probably to cement his grip on power, seven months after he succeeded his father, according to regional analysts.

  • **FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center), flanked by Kim Yong Nam (right), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the ceremonial head of state, and Ri Yong Ho, a vice marshal of the Korean People's Army, presides over a national memorial service for his late father Kim Jong Il at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 29, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Top North Korea general’s ouster murky

    Perhaps only in North Korea would the first question about the abrupt departure of a nation’s senior-most military commander be: Who fired him?

  • WHO IS SHE? The identity of the woman at leader Kim Jong-un's side has created quite a stir among North Korea watchers.

    Kim Jong-un's mystery woman

    Call it a North Korean soap opera — "the Jong-un and the Restless," perhaps.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center right) and an unidentified woman applaud a performance by North Korea's new Moranbong band in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

    Kim's mystery woman stars in North Korean soap opera

    Call it a North Korean soap opera — "The Jong-un and the Restless," perhaps.

  • APNewsBreak: Judge nixes Dodgers financing plan

    A Delaware judge on Friday rejected the Los Angeles Dodgers' proposed $150 million bankruptcy financing plan, directing the team to instead negotiate a loan deal with Major League Baseball.

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