Finish high school with bachelor's degree? At 1 school, yes

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Aya Tal-mason's excitement as she describes her research on cancer-fighting drugs rivals her schoolmate Paige Fries' audible enthusiasm about her recently published science-fiction novel. Fellow student Hannah Herbst recently visited President Barack Obama to explain the inexpensive generator she designed that uses plastic spoons and the hydropower of streams to charge cellphones, giving remote villagers a link to the outside world.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson Mees-Hernandez approached death in a Houston hospital room, his brain swelling through the bullet hole in his face, his mother assured the boy it was OK to die.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press and USA TODAY Network; LARRY FENN, Associated Press and USA TODAY Network; NICK PENZENSTADLER, Associated Press and USA TODAY Network

Global deal reached to limit powerful greenhouse gases

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Nearly 200 nations have reached a deal, announced Saturday morning after all-night negotiations, to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in a major effort to fight climate change.

Rwanda Climate Meetin Krou

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press IGNATIUS SSUUNA, Associated Press

3 arrested in alleged bomb plot targeting Somalis in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three members of a Kansas militia group were charged Friday with plotting to bomb an apartment complex that's home to Somali immigrants in the western Kansas meatpacking town of Garden City, a thwarted attack prosecutors say was planned for the day after the November election.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press