Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many ethical boundaries.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer

Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.

  • Written by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press

After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of a maximum-security facility.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press