Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT
SINGAPORE (AP) — A spokesman of South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Washington and Seoul need to consider a “variety of ways to further facilitate dialogue” while they are engaged in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. Kim Eui-kyeom made the comments on Wednesday when asked to respond to President Donald Trump, who following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that the United States and South Korea should stop their joint military exercises “as long as we are negotiating in good faith.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s triumphant assertions about the success of the Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from some critics. They’re seizing on the contradiction between Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept vague pledges from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. White House officials stress that this week’s meeting in Singapore is the beginning of a process and not its end.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans on Wednesday saw images they never would have imagined just months ago — Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Donald Trump. The front-page treatment of Kim’s meeting on depiction of him being on equal footing with the U.S. leader underscores the propaganda coup the summit was in the North. Though tough tasks lie ahead, the North for the moment is basking in Kim’s newfound popularity.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A second incumbent Republican congressman has lost his seat in a primary featuring intense divisions among the GOP in the Trump era. Congressman Mark Sanford is best remembered nationally for a highly public extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina several years ago. In Tuesday’s primary, he lost to state Representative Katie Arrington, who had campaigned against Sanford by branding him a “Never Trumper.” The president himself weighed in by stoking memories of the affair.
DENVER (AP) — Over 1,300 homes have been evacuated by a new wildfire burning in Colorado’s mountains. The fire was reported Tuesday near the town of Silverthorne in Summit County, which is home to several ski resorts.