Obama eyes busy fall after return from summer vacation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned from vacation Sunday, ready for a busy fall season and more battles with Congress over Zika funding, the federal budget and $400 million the administration paid Iran this year for the never-completed sale of military equipment.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

As the number of freestanding ERs grows, so does scrutiny

DALLAS (AP) — Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.

  • Written by DAVID WARREN, Associated Press

S. Korea, US start drills despite N. Korea's nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Flint water case could hinge in part on misconduct charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The prosecution of current and former state employees for their role in Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis likely will face an early test over whether one of the most serious charges can even be levied against the middle- and lower-level government officials.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press