Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

CHICAGO (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Judge says US officials fail to protect endangered red wolf

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves in a preliminary ruling that restricts the government's ability to remove the animals from private property.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Governor to approve state-run retirement for private workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation Thursday to automatically enroll nearly 7 million people in a retirement savings account, an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire.

  • Written by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press