Tropical Storm Colin heading toward Florida's Gulf coast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to strike Florida, threatening rains forecasters said could cause some serious flooding along much of the state's Gulf coast.

  • Written by BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

When Rio fails, sister city shows sewage cleanup possible

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — With thousands of liters of raw human sewage pouring into the ocean every second from Rio de Janeiro, August's Olympic Games have thrust into the global spotlight the city's spectacular failure to clean up its waterways and world famous beaches. But just across the Guanabara Bay from Rio, the sister city of Niteroi is showing that a real cleanup is possible.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

After weekend wins, Clinton on cusp of Democratic nomination

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press LISA LERER, Associated Press

Girl laid to rest 145 years after first burial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 years after she was first buried under what now is a home in San Francisco.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

CHICAGO (AP) — Violent crimes — from homicides and rapes to robberies — have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press DON BABWIN, Associated Press