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Professor discouraged teen from building gun-firing drone

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A university in Connecticut says one of its professors told a teenager it was a terrible idea when the student described rigging a drone with a handgun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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Teenager's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) — A teenager may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting online a video that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been rigged to carry a handgun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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Eruptions of ash at 5 volcanoes shroud skies in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three airports to close.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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Trustees rating health of Social Security, Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's two largest benefit programs face short- and long-term financial problems as they close in on milestone anniversaries. The magnitude of those problems will become clearer when the trustees for Social Security and Medicare issue their annual report cards.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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Apple outlook weighs on global markets

 

LONDON (AP) — A cautious outlook from Apple coupled with indifferent earnings from U.S. technology firms weighed on global stock markets Wednesday ahead of another key vote in the Greek Parliament.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years

BEIJING (AP) — Ai Weiwei announced on Instagram that he got his passport back Wednesday, four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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Congress pursues legislative changes following pier shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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