Scientists in South Africa reveal more on human-like species

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived several hundred thousand years ago, indicating that the creature was alive at the same time as early humans in Africa, scientists said Tuesday.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press

Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong size type

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong size type or lack of double-spacing.

  • Written by AMY BETH HANSON , Associated Press

US watched Russia hack French systems during election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States watched Russians hack France's computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a U.S. cyber official told the Senate on Tuesday.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

News guide for Trump-Russia probe focusing on ousted Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration, nearly four months into Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press