The U.S is sanctioning a dozens individuals and 5 organizations tied to North Korea's nuclear and weapon proliferation efforts.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the international community sent Pyongyang a firm message that it must abandon the dangerous programs.
Crews worked to clear the site of 16 cars in Norfolk southern freight train derailment, that forced the evacuation of dozens of western New York homes after ethanol leaked from 2 tankers.
Emergency response officials said no one was injured and they now contained leaks from the two derailed cars.
Hundreds abortion-rights advocates rallied outside the supreme court on Wednesday as the justice was taking up the biggest case on the issue in nearly a quarter of century.
The abortion debate returned to the supreme court in the midst of a heated presidential campaign in less than 3 weeks after the justice Antonin Scalia's death.
And the republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says, "He sees no path forward to the party nomination after a poor finish across Super Tuesday primary".
Carson said in a statement that he will not attend Thursday's GOP debate in Michigan.
Emily Roseman, the associated press, with AP news minute.