Highway pole rips through bus in California crash, killing 5

ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — A charter bus veered off a central California highway before dawn Tuesday and struck a pole that sliced the vehicle nearly in half, killing five people and sending five more to hospitals, some with lost limbs, authorities said.

  • Written by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Eradicating Zika-spreading mosquito is proving difficult

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

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Judge blocks North Dakota's voter identification law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked North Dakota's voter identification law after a group of American Indians said it unfairly burdens them — the latest court ruling against voting laws that critics say disproportionately affect minorities.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — In a highly unusual travel warning, health officials advised pregnant women to avoid a part of Miami where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans.

  • Written by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press JOSH REPLOGLE, Associated Press