As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

RIO, Fla. (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet

CAIRO (AP) — Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains said Tuesday. But the idea of a blast was promptly dismissed by the head of Egypt's forensic agency as "baseless" speculation.

  • Written by SAM MAGDY, Associated Press BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press