Puerto Rico financial rescue package wins Senate test vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico has survived a test vote in the Senate, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.

  • Written by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Biden threatens funding cut if cancer trials conceal results

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed up progress toward cancer cures.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

41 dead in Istanbul airport attack; Turkish govt blames IS

ISTANBUL (AP) — Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, apparently targeting Turkey's crucial tourism industry. The government blamed the attack on Islamic State extremists but there was no immediate confirmation from the group.

  • Written by ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press

Dispatcher: 'Gunshots closer, multiple people screaming'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press