US sues NYC, saying it allowed discrimination at high school

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. attorney sued the New York City Department of Education Thursday, saying it violated federal discrimination laws by letting a Queens high school discriminate against black teachers.

  • Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

House OKs bill to ease Puerto Rico's debt, Senate up next

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico has cleared a major hurdle in the House and now heads to the Senate just three weeks before the island owes a $2 billion debt payment to creditors.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists' deaths

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for a casual ride, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Your phone may soon sense everything around you

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room's size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info?

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species, but a report Wednesday says these "gene drives" aren't ready to let loose in the wild just yet.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer