Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT
May. 15, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States says it is going ahead with plans for the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department says the U.S. has not heard anything directly from Pyongyang or Seoul that would change that. Her comment came shortly after South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that the North was threatening to cancel the summit because of ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says the military has delivered eight trucks full of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the Gaza Strip, where Israeli troops firing from across the border killed nearly 60 Palestinians at mass border protests on Monday. Cogat, the military body for Palestinian civilian affairs, said Tuesday it has transferred 53 tons of medical equipment to Gaza this week, including medical fluids, bandages and physical therapy treadmills.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Seventy years after Israel's founding, images of victory and violence showcased the contradictions that bedevil the Jewish state. Deadly protests flared along the Gaza border, where troops killed dozens of Palestinians even as politicians feted the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a symbol of the ironclad alliance with Washington.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks is more challenging because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language. In a self-assessment, Facebook said its policing system is better at scrubbing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and terrorist propaganda. Tuesday's report was Facebook's first breakdown of how much material it removes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe was always dressed for company. He often wore his trademark pale three-piece suit, impossibly high shirt collar and a silk tie. So it made sense that as a writer, he inevitably presented man as a status-seeking animal, concerned about the opinion of his peers. Wolfe's books ranged from "The Right Stuff" about the U.S. space program to "The Bonfire of the Vanities," which satirized New York City's power culture.