9 deaths, no charges raise questions about oversight agency

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Little more than names and incident numbers appear on a Long Island medical examiner's list of nine developmentally disabled people who died in state care since 2013, but this much is known for sure: All the deaths came under a cloud of abuse or neglect allegations, and none resulted in criminal charges.

  • Written by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the virus and whether to cut Ebola funding to help pay for it.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Morley Safer, the veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans' view of the war, died Thursday, according to Kevin Tedesco, a CBS News publicist.

  • Written by FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

Mine environmental risk grows with bankruptcies in big coal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it's increasingly likely that taxpayers will be stuck with the very high costs of preventing abandoned mines from becoming environmental disasters.

  • Written by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press