North Korea pushes for U.S. to suspend military exercise

North Korea said Tuesday “many things will be possible this year on the Korean peninsula” if the United States agrees to suspend its annual military exercises with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang’s suspension of nuclear tests.

North Korea’s new deputy U.N. ambassador, An Myong Hun, refused to give details during a news conference but said the suspensions would open “genuine dialogue” between the two Koreas and remove the risk of war.

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Divers retrieve a second black box from AirAsia plane

Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane’s second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down.

The cockpit voice recorder was freed from beneath heavy wreckage at a depth of about 100 feet, a day after the flight data recorder was recovered, said Tonny Budiono, sea navigation director at the Transportation Ministry.

“Thank God,” he said. “This is good news for investigators to reveal the cause of the plane crash.”

The device will be flown to the capital, Jakarta, to be analyzed with the other black box, a process that could take up to two weeks. Since it records in a two-hour loop, all discussions between the captain and co-pilot should be available.


Amazon to deliver TV series created by Woody Allen

Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker will write and direct all of the episodes of the half-hour series. A full season has been ordered for Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, the company announced Tuesday. The series is expected to premiere in 2016.

No details on casting were disclosed, nor was the series title announced.


Authorities find 3-year-old who was sitting in stolen car

Authorities say they found a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in a car stolen outside a Utah day care Tuesday after he answered his mother’s cellphone and honked the horn to draw authorities’ attention.

The boy’s mother left the car unlocked and running on a snowy morning as she dropped off another child, a baby, at the day care around 7 a.m. in Ogden, a town about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, police said. When she walked out, she saw someone driving her car away with her son inside.

Police arrived and called her cellphone, which was in the car, hoping to reach the thief and negotiate the boy’s release, Lt. Tim Scott said.

Instead, the boy answered the phone. He told officers that he was alone after the thief left the car and ran away, but he didn’t know where he was.

Officers told him to honk the horn and followed the sound to the car, which was abandoned about three blocks away.