Prostate cancer tests are now OK with panel, with caveats

CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.

  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide.


  • Written by KIM CHANDLER and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE , Associated Press

US Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has concluded that Russia knew ahead of time that Syria would launch a chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official says.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Myanmar says UN probe of Rohingya rights abuses unwanted

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A top Myanmar official said Tuesday that a U.N. agency's resolution to have an international mission probe alleged human rights abuses by government security forces in troubled Rakhine state is unwanted and unconstructive.

  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press