Bangladesh slams Myanmar for 'atrocities' against Rohingya

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Bangladeshi prime minister was traveling Tuesday to struggling refugee camps that have absorbed hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar in recent weeks — a crisis she said left her speechless.

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  • Written by By AL-EMRUN GARJON and TOFAYEL AHMED , Associated Press

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer


WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.


  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Death toll from southern Mexico's big earthquake rises to 96


JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from Mexico's 8.1 magnitude earthquake rose to 96 on Monday as more victims were confirmed in the hard-hit southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas and residents worked to repair shattered homes and small businesses.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press

Police: 9 dead, including suspect, at suburban Dallas home

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Nine people, including a suspect who was fatally shot by an officer, have died after a man opened fire during a gathering to watch football at a suburban Dallas home, police said Monday.



Security clearance backlog leads to risky interim passes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government backlog of 700,000 security clearance reviews has led agencies like the Defense Department to inadvertently issue interim passes to criminals — even rapists and killers — fueling calls for better and faster vetting of people with access to the nation's secrets.

  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press