When veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket as part of his quest to develop ballistic missile technologies.

Sophisticated sensors deployed at the site of a 17-story apartment complex that collapsed during a predawn earthquake Saturday here in southwestern Taiwan detected faint signs of life Sunday, including occasional cries, from some of the 119 people the authorities believed were buried deep under layers of rubble.Keith Bradsher
On the campaign trail and beyond, there may be no larger caricature of New York City than Donald Trump.Alexander Burns
REI's business acumen has taken it to heights rarely seen by a retail cooperative. But as a record-low turnout in the latest annual election shows, REI's original democratic fervor seems to have stayed at base camp. Ángel González | The Seattle Times
So far, only one Alaskan has been identified as having contracted Zika virus, and that was in 2007, according to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. Laurel Andrews
Bill Clinton uncorked an extended attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday, harshly criticizing Sanders and his supporters for what he described as inaccurate and “sexist” attacks on Hillary Clinton.Jonathan Martin
There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.Joan Lowy | Associated Press
The official, Dan Pacholke, resigned amid a political dispute over a computer coding error that allowed an estimated 3,000 inmates to be released early over 13 years.Ashley Southall
The target on Sen. Marco Rubio's back grew larger Saturday, as rival candidates, starting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sought to turn the Florida senator's polish into a liability in a critical debate.Chris Megerian and Mark Z. Barabak
Arctic sea ice was less extensive last month than in any January since satellite records begin in 1979 -- the result of unusual weather patterns in the region.Yereth Rosen