Obama, McConnell strike hopeful tone on budget, Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking a conciliatory tone after an Oval Office sitdown, President Barack Obama and the top Senate Republican declared themselves hopeful Monday that an agreement can be reached to keep the government running and to provide money to take care of the worsening Zika crisis.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press, NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

They're cowboys _ and they're coming straight outta Compton

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Long before NWA put the place on the map as the birthplace of gangsta rap and its streets echoed with the sounds of drive-by gunfire, Compton was a cowboy town. And it still is.

  • Written by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press