Scientists find cause of Takata air bag explosions


DETROIT (AP) — Scientists hired by the auto industry have determined that multiple factors — including moisture and high humidity — can cause some Takata air bags to inflate with too much force and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

Obama: Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to "once and for all" close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and transfer the most detainees to a facility in the U.S., submitting a plan short on specifics and unlikely to make headway with opponents in Congress.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

US-Brazil teams probe link between Zika and microcephaly

JOAO PESSAO, Brazil (AP) — Joint teams of U.S. and Brazilian health workers will fan out across one of Brazil's poorest states Tuesday in search of mothers and infants for a study aimed at determining whether the Zika virus is causing babies to be born with unusually small heads.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

Experts: The FBI's iPhone-unlocking plan for Apple is risky

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In its battle with Apple over an extremist's iPhone, the FBI says neither the company nor anyone else has anything to fear. Although they want to compel assistance from Apple to unlock a phone used by San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, officials say the techniques they propose are limited in scope and pose no risk to the privacy of other iPhone users.

Security experts say it's not so simple.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Study finds anti-AIDS vaginal ring partially protects women

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new approach to HIV prevention, women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month, according to two long-awaited studies from Africa.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer