Fire at maternity ward in Baghdad hospital kills 12 babies

BAGHDAD (AP) — A fire ripped through a maternity ward at a Baghdad hospital overnight, killing 12 newborn babies, government officials said Wednesday, a deadly blaze that was likely caused by faulty electrical wiring.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

Report blasts Baltimore police over racial bias, force

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department and Baltimore police agreed to negotiate court-enforceable reforms after a scathing federal report released Wednesday criticized officers for using excessive force and routinely discriminating against blacks.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: Voting rights

EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in an AP series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE:

Who should be able to vote and how easy should it be? It's a question that goes to the core of democracy.

  • Written by HOPE YEN, Associated Press

Trump ignites new firestorm: Gun backers might stop Clinton

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump ignited a fresh political firestorm Tuesday by declaring gun rights supporters might still find a way to stop Hillary Clinton, even if she should defeat him and then name anti-gun Supreme Court justices. Democrats pounced, accusing him of openly encouraging violence against his opponent.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press