Senate Republicans on the spot over Trump comments on Khan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The uproar over Donald Trump's criticism of a bereaved Army family put vulnerable Republican senators in a tight spot, underscoring anew the political challenges created for the GOP by its newly minted presidential nominee. And with the general election campaign now squarely underway, the firestorm over Trump's attacks on the Khan family is likely just a taste of trials to come as Republicans negotiate how closely to align with their volatile nominee.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Highway pole rips through bus in California crash, killing 5

ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — A charter bus veered off a central California highway before dawn Tuesday and struck a pole that sliced the vehicle nearly in half, killing five people and sending five more to hospitals, some with lost limbs, authorities said.

  • Written by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Eradicating Zika-spreading mosquito is proving difficult

MIAMI (AP) — The mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami are proving more difficult to eradicate than expected, the nation's top disease-fighter said as authorities sprayed the ground-zero neighborhood, tipped over kiddie pools and handed out cans of insect repellent to the homeless.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Judge blocks North Dakota's voter identification law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked North Dakota's voter identification law after a group of American Indians said it unfairly burdens them — the latest court ruling against voting laws that critics say disproportionately affect minorities.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — In a highly unusual travel warning, health officials advised pregnant women to avoid a part of Miami where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans.

  • Written by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press JOSH REPLOGLE, Associated Press