Trump's "rigged" claim challenges US democratic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump cried foul over what he describes as a "rigged" electoral system, his loosely defined claims challenged the essence of America's democratic process and more than 200 years of peaceful transfers of power from one president to the next.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press

Pregnant women are fearful living in Miami's Zika hot zone

MIAMI (AP) — Jessica Ardente waited 36 years to have her first baby. Her parents will visit in two weeks to watch their grandson's ultrasound. There are cribs and car seats to shop for, a nursery to decorate, and bottles, diapers and clothes to buy.

  • Written by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press LYNNE SLADKY, Associated Press

Mexico's physically challenged 'charro' cowboys test limits

CUAUTITLAN IZCALLI, Mexico (AP) — Salvador Espinoza spends his days in a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. When he mounts his horse and tightens the back brace that helps him keep upright in the saddle, he transforms into a charro, or Mexican cowboy.

  • Written by LULU OROZCO, Associated Press

As Zika fears escalate, lawmakers point fingers from afar

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Zika virus escalates into a public health crisis, members of Congress remain entrenched politically, with Republicans and Democrats pointing fingers over the failure to act as the number of mosquito-transmitted cases in the U.S. grows.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press