NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey.

  • Written by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress


WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Abortion debate returns to depleted Supreme Court


WASHINGTON (AP) — The abortion debate is returning to the Supreme Court in the midst of a raucous presidential campaign and less than three weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia's death.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate

MIAMI (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country, are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the White House.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press LISA LERER, Associated Press