'Little ninja': Zika-spreading mosquito puts up tough fight

MIAMI (AP) — The mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami are proving harder to eradicate than expected, the nation's top disease-fighter said Tuesday as authorities sprayed clouds of insecticide in the ground-zero neighborhood, emptied kiddie pools and handed out cans of insect repellent to the homeless.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Syrian government and rebels trade gas attack accusations

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels accused government forces of launching toxic gas attacks on civilians in a town southwest of Aleppo on Tuesday. The government rejected the claim and accused the rebels of using chemical weapons themselves.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Emirates airliner with 300 onboard crash lands in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed at Dubai's main airport Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. There were no fatalities and all the passengers were safely evacuated before the plane was engulfed in a fireball.

  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press

N. Korea fires mid-range missile toward waters near Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan's territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press