Dems stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

WASHINGTON (AP) — A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage with demands for gun-control votes in an extraordinary scene of protest broadcast live to the world.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

  • Written by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press

Abortion pill requests spike in Zika outbreak countries

NEW YORK (AP) — Online requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that ban abortions, an indication that women may be choosing to end pregnancies rather than risk birth defects stemming from a Zika virus outbreak.

  • Written by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

2 Floridas emerge in attitudes toward LGBT community

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Key West is one of the most gay-friendly places in the country. The Florida Panhandle — many locals call it the Redneck Riviera — is a different story.

  • Written by BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press