Man charged in Michigan attacks had no barriers to guns

PLAINWELL, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of randomly killing six people in Michigan had a personal cache of weapons that included handguns and long guns, but there was nothing in his past that prevented him from owning as many guns as he could afford.

  • Written by DAVID R. MARTIN, Associated Press ED WHITE, Associated Press

US, Brazilian health teams go into slums to start Zika study

JOAO PESSOA, Brazil (AP) — Teams of U.S. and Brazilian health workers ventured into dicey slums, fought through snarled traffic and braved torrential downpours on the first day of their effort to determine if the Zika virus is causing babies to be born with a birth defect affecting the brain.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

Trump notches another win as Rubio bids to elbow past Cruz

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Notching three in a row, Donald Trump decisively won Nevada's Republican caucuses Tuesday as Marco Rubio bid to elbow out Ted Cruz for second place in an increasingly urgent effort to slam the brakes on the Trump juggernaut.

  • Written by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Obama urges quick high court confirmation; GOP says no votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged the Republican-run Senate on Wednesday to fulfill its "constitutional responsibility" and consider his Supreme Court nominee, pushing back on GOP leaders who insist there will be no hearing or vote when he names a successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press