Twice lucky: Dubai crash-landing survivor wins $1 million

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After he escaped unharmed from the burning wreckage of an Emirates airplane that had crash-landed in Dubai, Mohamed Basheer already considered himself lucky.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

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


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