Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus, telling them to wait even longer to conceive.

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Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding Tuesday along a river that had reached a record-high crest just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

  • Written by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

US consumer spending scores biggest jump in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending surged in April by the largest amount in more than six years, led by a big jump in purchases of autos and other durable goods.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer