After years of siege, first food aid reaches Syria's Daraya

BEIRUT (AP) — An international aid convoy delivered desperately needed food aid to the opposition-held, war devastated Damascus suburb of Daraya for the first time in nearly four years, but opposition activists said distribution of the aid was held up amid heavy bombardment from the air by government forces Friday.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

US sues NYC, saying it allowed discrimination at high school

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. attorney sued the New York City Department of Education Thursday, saying it violated federal discrimination laws by letting a Queens high school discriminate against black teachers.

  • Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

House OKs bill to ease Puerto Rico's debt, Senate up next

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico has cleared a major hurdle in the House and now heads to the Senate just three weeks before the island owes a $2 billion debt payment to creditors.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists' deaths

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for a casual ride, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Your phone may soon sense everything around you

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room's size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info?

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer