The Latest: Trump says Kim made ‘wise and reasoned’ decision

The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a tweet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "made a very wise and reasonable decision" amid indications his country has decided not to proceed with its multiple missile launch toward Guam.

Baltimore takes down four Confederate statues overnight

Four Baltimore statues linked to the Confederacy were removed from their resting places early Wednesday, just a day after city officials approved a plan for the monuments' immediate “destruction” -- and coming amid a national furor over a violent white nationalist gathering in Virginia organized to protest the removal of a Confederate Statue there.

The Latest: Malaysia says it will evaluate new MH370 data

The Latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Malaysia's government says it will need to evaluate a new analysis that could narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean.

NGO:Nigeria’s displaced people increasingly targeted

The Norwegian Refugee Council says the Nigerian government must protect civilians after a camp with internally displaced people was "indiscriminately targeted" by suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the northeastern part of the country Tuesday, killing at least 20 people.

China’s Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

In a ritual of summer, China's leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch his second five-year term as party chief and move to cement his status as China's most powerful leader in decades.

Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

Kenyan officials say a top electoral official, among those who oversaw Kenya's disputed presidential election, has been stopped from traveling to the U.S. The officials who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals said Wednesday that commissioner Roselyn Akombe was stopped by security agents from boarding a flight to New York late Tuesday.

Iraqi Shiite cleric’s Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf.

Young Afghans see opportunities dwindle as security worsens

Sultan Hossaini sent three of his children from their rural home to the capital, Kabul, hoping they would gain degrees and employment in the new Afghanistan that was promised after the overthrow of the Taliban.

Intel CEO is third to exit Trump’s manufacturing council after Charlottesville

Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, is leaving President Trump’s manufacturing council, becoming the third high-profile executive to leave the body in an apparent protest over the administration’s response to the deadly Charlottesville violence.

Trump ‘entirely correct’ to blame both sides for Charlottesville violence, White House says

The White House is pushing President Trump’s remarks at Trump Tower on Tuesday as “entirely correct” in a talking points memo that has been circulating to allies of the Trump administration.

Democratic congressman arrested outside White House during rally for illegal immigrants

Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested outside the White House on Tuesday during a rally demonstrating support for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.