Phoenix neighborhood on edge as serial killer prowls

PHOENIX (AP) — He is a lanky Hispanic man in his 20s who drives down the darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighborhoods, blending in as he selects his targets. He either fires through an open window or gets out of the car to shoot from close range before driving off.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press

In Orlando, unprecedented unity after nightclub shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two months after the massacre at a gay Orlando nightclub, residents say this city of newcomers is bonding in unprecedented solidarity, upending an old adage attributed to a former governor: "Florida isn't so much a community as a crowd."

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to avoid the infection zone despite the governor's assurances that the area of concern is shrinking.


Gay high school students raped, attacked far more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind.

  • Written by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer