Obama: Strides on helping veterans but more work to do

ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. has made serious strides in improving services for military veterans, but work remains to overcome shortcomings in the delivery of health care, housing and mental health services.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

CDC warns pregnant women from Zika-stricken part of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Government health officials are warning that pregnant women should avoid travel to a Zika-stricken part of Miami and urging expectant mothers who frequent the neighborhood to get tested for the virus, after the number of people feared infected through mosquito bites in the U.S. climbed to 14.

  • Written by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press JOSH REPLOGLE, Associated Press

AP WAS THERE: 1966 University of Texas clock tower shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Before Virginia Tech and Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora and Orlando, there was the University of Texas tower shooting.

It was shortly before noon on a sweltering Monday morning, Aug. 1, 1966, when architectural engineering student and Marine-trained sniper Charles Whitman climbed to the observation deck of the 27-story clock tower in the heart of UT's flagship Austin campus, armed with rifles, pistols and a sawed-off shotgun.

  • Written by GARTH JONES, Associated Press

Officials: 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in Austin shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A shooting in a crowded entertainment district of downtown Austin early Sunday set off a chaotic scene, leaving one woman dead and three others wounded and police searching for a suspect.


Obama pointing to strides in veterans' health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is touting strides in reducing homelessness among military veterans as his administration reaches the halfway point in building a massive database on veterans' health.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press