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

Pilot of plane hit by explosion describes unfolding scene

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The pilot of a passenger plane that was damaged in an explosion from a suspected bomb over Somalia described on Wednesday how the crew jumped into action to fly the plane back to Mogadishu airport and keep the passengers calm as smoke enveloped the passenger cabin.

  • Written by ABDI GULED, Associated Press DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Press

Bid to ensure transparency of execution drugs hits roadblock

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press