Massive fire destroys Lexington stockyard, many businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A massive fire destroyed a 70-year-old beef cattle auction business in Lexington on Saturday, churning up a plume of thick, black smoke that darkened the skies for miles as the wind-whipped flames consumed several nearby businesses.

  • Written by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press

Slain Virginia teen mourned as investigation continues

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who police say was abducted and killed by a Virginia Tech student is being remembered by friends as an "angel" on Earth as investigators work to piece together the final moments of the teen's life.


Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many ethical boundaries.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer

Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.

  • Written by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press