US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science


STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research.


  • Written by By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press

Firefighters protect seaside California towns as blaze rages


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.


  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER WEBER , Associated Press

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying


BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.

  • Written by By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER , Associated Press

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press