Texas professors sue over guns on campus before class begins

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' new law allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms has barely started and already faces a legal challenge seeking to block it before students return for the fall semester.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press

'Little ninja': Zika-spreading mosquito puts up tough fight

MIAMI (AP) — The mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami are proving harder to eradicate than expected, the nation's top disease-fighter said Tuesday as authorities sprayed clouds of insecticide in the ground-zero neighborhood, emptied kiddie pools and handed out cans of insect repellent to the homeless.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Syrian government and rebels trade gas attack accusations

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels accused government forces of launching toxic gas attacks on civilians in a town southwest of Aleppo on Tuesday. The government rejected the claim and accused the rebels of using chemical weapons themselves.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Emirates airliner with 300 onboard crash lands in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed at Dubai's main airport Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. There were no fatalities and all the passengers were safely evacuated before the plane was engulfed in a fireball.

  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press