US-Brazil teams probe link between Zika and microcephaly

JOAO PESSAO, Brazil (AP) — Joint teams of U.S. and Brazilian health workers will fan out across one of Brazil's poorest states Tuesday in search of mothers and infants for a study aimed at determining whether the Zika virus is causing babies to be born with unusually small heads.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

Experts: The FBI's iPhone-unlocking plan for Apple is risky

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In its battle with Apple over an extremist's iPhone, the FBI says neither the company nor anyone else has anything to fear. Although they want to compel assistance from Apple to unlock a phone used by San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, officials say the techniques they propose are limited in scope and pose no risk to the privacy of other iPhone users.

Security experts say it's not so simple.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Study finds anti-AIDS vaginal ring partially protects women

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new approach to HIV prevention, women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month, according to two long-awaited studies from Africa.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Details only deepen mystery surrounding Kalamazoo shootings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — As details emerge about the night authorities say Jason Dalton has admitted gunning down six randomly chosen victims in and around Kalamazoo — attacks apparently carried out over hours during which he also ferried passengers around town as an Uber driver — any hint as to why remains stubbornly elusive.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press