NC lawmakers vow to overturn Charlotte transgender law

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest city has legalized the ability of transgender people to choose public restrooms corresponding to their gender identity. The governor calls it a threat to public safety, and some state lawmakers are vowing to overrule the city.

  • Written by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Powerball dropped revamp that gave better odds

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The group that runs the Powerball lottery game approved, then abandoned, changes that would have given ticket buyers more bang for their two bucks than the redesign recently implemented, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

Syria government, opposition accept US-Russia proposed truce

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's government accepted Tuesday a proposed U.S.-Russian cease-fire that is to go into effect later this week, reserving the right to respond to any violations of the truce, while the main opposition and rebel umbrella group approved the deal but set its own conditions for compliance.

  • Written by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Scientists find cause of Takata air bag explosions


DETROIT (AP) — Scientists hired by the auto industry have determined that multiple factors — including moisture and high humidity — can cause some Takata air bags to inflate with too much force and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer