DC-area mayor faces drug charges after meth-for-sex sting

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A three-term northern Virginia mayor was arrested on drug charges after he tried to trade two grams of methamphetamine for sex acts in what turned out to be an undercover sting operation, police said Friday.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Just a burp: Intriguing hints of physics particle evaporate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight months after raising hopes that they may have found an intriguing new particle that cannot be explained by the existing main physics theory, disappointed scientists are saying: Never mind.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

US stocks approach records after strong jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are jumping Friday and are on pace to set records after a strong July jobs report gave investors more confidence that the economy is still growing. The Labor Department said employers added 255,000 jobs, far more than experts expected. Bank stocks rose on the prospect of higher interest rates, while tech stocks and consumer companies also made big gains.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

A burst of hiring helps dispel concerns about US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence in the economy that will likely ease concerns about signs of weak growth in the midst of the presidential race.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Visitors to Rio Olympics will find all 5 senses triggered

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Right after getting off the plane, sweat beads will start to gather on your forehead. That's just Rio de Janeiro's ever-present humidity saying "hello."

  • Written by PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press