Obama, congressional leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

Stocks snap higher following encouraging signs on US economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are jumping Tuesday as investors hit the "buy" button following some encouraging signs of strength in the U.S. economy. The government reported that construction spending reached its highest level in eight years in January, and the beaten-down manufacturing sector also showed signs of life. Banks, which have been the worst-performing sector on the market so far this year, led the way higher.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

Study: 1st evidence that Zika may cause temporary paralysis

LONDON (AP) — Scientists may have the first evidence that Zika can cause temporary paralysis, according to a new study of patients who developed the rare condition during an outbreak of the virus in Tahiti two years ago.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer

Community awaits answers after officer shoots man in chase

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A neighborhood in turmoil after the death of a man who police say was wanted on a drug charge is awaiting answers about what led an officer to fatally shoot him as authorities continue investigating.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are eyeing an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on Super Tuesday, a delegate-rich dash across the country that could accelerate their march toward the general election.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press