CDC probing possible first Zika case from US mosquito bite

MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida are investigating whether the Zika infection of a woman in the Miami area could be the first transmission of the virus from a mosquito bite in the continental United States.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Appeals court: Texas voter ID law discriminates; orders fix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, following claims that at least a half-million registered voters could have struggled to cast a ballot.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

Delegates boo Cruz, Pence tries to unite at convention

Delegates at the Republican National Convention thunderously booed Ted Cruz for refusing to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday — clouding an evening intended to highlight vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as a unifying force for the party. The disorder provided fresh reminders of the fissures that remain.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, might not come to the defense of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press

Turkish lawmakers set to give Erdogan sweeping new powers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday to endorse sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of last week's failed coup.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press