Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona found in contempt of court

PHOENIX (AP) — The six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix has been found in contempt of court for disobeying a federal judge's orders in a racial profiling case, bringing the lawman who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" a step closer to a possible criminal contempt case that could expose him to fines and even jail time.

  • Written by WALTER BERRY, Associated Press JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Anti-counterfeiting group suspends Alibaba

SHANGHAI (AP) — An anti-counterfeiting group said Friday it was suspending Alibaba's membership following an uproar by some companies that view the Chinese e-commerce giant as the world's largest marketplace for fakes.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press

96-year-old becomes oldest USC graduate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took more than 60 years but a University of Southern California student has finally received his diploma.


Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival.

  • Written by MATT VOLZ, Associated Press

National project to harness microbes for health, environment

WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies and our surroundings with teeming communities of microbes that are crucial to the health of people and the planet, and now the Obama administration is beginning a major project to better understand those invisible ecosystems — even control them.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer