Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Leaders seek funds for Syria, elusive stability for region

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders on Thursday to dig deep to help millions of victims of Syria's civil war — even as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict stuttered and stalled.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Shadowy companies, big bucks: Election mystery money returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this election. More than $4 million of it channeled to outside groups helping presidential candidates has come from unknown or masked donors.

  • Written by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press CHAD DAY, Associated Press

Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer