Climate change seen as cause for mudslide in Switzerland


GENEVA (AP) — The effects of climate change are partially to blame for a mudslide through a southeastern village that left eight people missing after a massive chunk of rock broke off an Alpine mountainside, Switzerland's environmental protection office said Monday.



Guatemala's president plunges into constitutional crisis


GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Two days after prosecutors announced they would seek to lift Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' immunity, he ordered the expulsion of the head of a highly praised U.N. anti-corruption commission and plunged into a faceoff with the nation's top court and the international community.

  • Written by By SONIA PEREZ D. and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press

Rural America seeks more doctors


PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — When anesthesiologist Richard Wick opted to practice in rural Walla Walla after his residency last summer, the decision put him at odds with most of his classmates. Young physicians tend to flock to jobs in big cities.


  • Written by By KATHY ANEY, East Oregonian

Statue of rights leader rises as other icons fall in South

ATLANTA (AP) — The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn't get the details of the famous man's face exactly right.


  • Written by By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

Trump directive sparks criticism among transgender troops

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for civil rights that will promote inequality in the armed forces.

  • Written by By JULIE WATSON and JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press