APNewsBreak: Report questions Louisiana fish safety testing

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gulf oil spill recovery money intended for testing to ensure fish caught off Louisiana were safe for consumers instead paid for unnecessary iPads, cameras, boats and now-missing fishing equipment, state auditors said, calling the safety program so mismanaged it couldn't even declare if the catch was fit to eat.

  • Written by MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press

Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $3B to end disease

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a goal that's even more ambitious than connecting the entire world to the internet: He and his wife want to help eradicate all disease by the end of this century.

  • Written by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

Charlotte workers asked to stay home after night of violence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Streets appeared calm early Thursday in downtown Charlotte after a second night of violent protests over the deadly police shooting of a black man, although at least three major businesses were asking their employees to stay home for the day as the city remained on edge.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: Executive Authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: "Your Majesty" isn't in the American political lexicon. But when a president sets a major policy by edict, skirting Congress, it invariably sets off a debate that traces back to the time of kings and queens — and the Founding Fathers who rejected the authority of the crown.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent