Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Pilot of plane hit by explosion describes unfolding scene

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The pilot of a passenger plane that was damaged in an explosion from a suspected bomb over Somalia described on Wednesday how the crew jumped into action to fly the plane back to Mogadishu airport and keep the passengers calm as smoke enveloped the passenger cabin.

  • Written by ABDI GULED, Associated Press DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Press

Bid to ensure transparency of execution drugs hits roadblock

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

Big freight railroads to miss safety technology deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose $30 million in state funding to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over the city's lead-contaminated water supply.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press