North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

  • Written by BEN FINLEY, Associated Press JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant had paid next to no tax across the bloc's 28 countries for over 11 years.

  • Written by JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press

Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press