Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
GOP candidates set sights on South in presidential debate
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates turn their sights on the South in Saturday night's debate, with Marco Rubio looking to right his campaign after a costly stumble that gave new hope to some of his rivals.
Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the county.
Viewers' Guide: GOP hopefuls spar in South Carolina
WASHINGTON (AP) — Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina. The state has a deep-rooted military culture and is still reeling from the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June.
Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves
MUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.
Syria truce hopes dim as Russia is skeptical, fighting rages
MUNICH (AP) — Hopes of securing a temporary truce in Syria within a week dimmed Saturday as Syrian government forces tightened the noose around rebel-held parts of Aleppo and Russia's foreign minister put the chances of a quick truce at less than 50 percent. His comments and strong words from U.S. ecretary of State John Kerry underscored deep U.
Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing.
Reality tempers optimism in coal country after court ruling
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope.
Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shot
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge neighborhood was awakened before dawn Saturday by a barrage of gunfire, with police saying two officers were wounded as they traded shots with a man they had been chasing.
WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak
BERLIN (AP) — A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday.