San Francisco tries to make life affordable in costly city

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In approving a novel paid parental leave policy, San Francisco officials buttressed their efforts to make life a little more affordable for workers who eke out a living in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

  • Written by JANIE HAR, Associated Press

Rare Sumatran rhinoceros, captured in Borneo, dies

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo, where only of a few of the animals survive.


In Pakistan, tackling extremism is a political minefield

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of religion. As a result, many remain skeptical of the state's ability to put an end to the militant violence that kills hundreds of Pakistani civilians each year.

  • Written by BY KATHY GANNON, Associated Press

White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials say.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial to gays

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signed a law on Tuesday that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers' religious beliefs.

  • Written by JEFF AMY, Associated Press