In Mississippi, retiring officials can pocket campaign cash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck shut down her campaign committee in the closing days of 2013, she took a parting gift — the $158,342 remaining in the account.

  • Written by JEFF AMY, Associated Press

Paris attacks suspect reported to be planning new acts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top suspect in last year's Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium's foreign minister said Sunday.

  • Written by LORNE COOK, Associated Press

Greece: Refugee deal "uphill effort" as more keep arriving

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warned Monday that an international agreement to limit the number of refugees traveling to Europe could not be properly implemented unless smugglers on the Turkish coast are stopped.

  • Written by DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press

Apple starts a busy week with new iPhone launch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is kicking off a busy week: Today the giant tech company will host reporters and analysts at its Silicon Valley headquarters for a product launch event. On Tuesday, its lawyers will square off with authorities in federal court over the FBI's demand for help unlocking a San Bernardino killer's encrypted iPhone.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Health insurance gains due to Obama's law, not economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's growing evidence that most of the nation's dramatic jump in health care coverage is due to President Barack Obama's law, and not the gradual economic recovery.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press