Book: Hackers pursued Democrats into last days of election

Hackers hounded the Democratic Party into the final days of the 2016 election, breaking into a server carrying critical voter data, according to a book published Tuesday.

  • Written by By RAPHAEL SATTER , AP Cybersecurity Writer

Texas massacre is seized on by both sides in gun debate

Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Gun-control advocates, meanwhile, say the tragedy shows once more that it is too easy to get a weapon in the U.S.


  • Written by By LISA MARIE PANE and MARTHA BELLISLE , Associated Press

Woman charged with murder warned against forced marriage


BASTI LASHARI, Pakistan (AP) — Aasia Bibi had warned her parents time and again that if they forced her to marry her cousin, a man she disliked, she would be capable of going to any length to exit the union. She was already in a relationship, she said, and should be allowed to marry the man of her choice.

  • Written by By IRAM ASIM , Associated Press

Virginia woman makes history as openly transgender delegate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who is set to become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature in the U.S. brushed off her historic win over one of the state's most conservative lawmakers, saying she is focused on fixing congested roads and making the General Assembly more transparent.


  • Written by By SARAH RANKIN , Associated Press