Congress struggles to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus, but numerous sticking points remain.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, global leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and stoked divisions from Africa to Europe.

  • Written by MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press

Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was captured Monday after being wounded in a gun battle with police that erupted when he was discovered sleeping in a bar doorway, authorities said.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press, ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Drugmakers fought domino effect of Washington opioid limits

When Washington state made one of the first major moves to place limits on opioid painkiller prescriptions, pharmaceutical companies fought back — using the Pain Care Forum, a national network of drug companies and opioid-friendly nonprofits, many of them funded by drugmakers.

  • Written by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity; LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE, Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity

Gas prices up, stations running out after pipeline spill

ATLANTA (AP) — Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged up following a pipeline spill in Alabama.

  • Written by JACOB JORDAN, Associated Press