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The Latest: No House vote on health care this week
The Latest: No House vote on health care this week

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):

U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint
U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

By Ben Blanchard and Ju-min Park BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted joint drills with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters. The carrier group was sent by Trump for exercises in waters off the Korean peninsula as a warning, amid growing fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test soon in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

Half of Brits back PM ahead of snap vote: poll
Half of Brits back PM ahead of snap vote: poll

Half of Britons back Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives ahead of a snap general election in June, according to a new opinion poll published Sunday. Polling company ComRes, which conducted the survey for the Sunday Mirror tabloid, said it was the first time the Conservatives had reached the symbolic 50 percent support mark since January 1991. The smaller centrist opposition Liberal Democrats, campaigning on a pro-European ticket, were unchanged on 11 percent.

The Latest: Ex-gym worker shoots 2 in Florida, kills self
The Latest: Ex-gym worker shoots 2 in Florida, kills self

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting at a Florida gym (all times local):

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers -- the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films -- will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and planes. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon -- all the big defense players -- are developing prototypes for the Pentagon.

Joy Behar remembers Don Rickles
Joy Behar remembers Don Rickles

"The View" co-hosts pay homage to the late comedian.

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