Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to avoid the infection zone despite the governor's assurances that the area of concern is shrinking.


Gay high school students raped, attacked far more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind.

  • Written by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

2 previous force complaints against academy shooting officer

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a citizen academy "shoot/don't shoot" class resigned from his previous department shortly after two excessive force complaints were filed against him, according to records released Thursday.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness."

And just one rule: No crying in front of her.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press