Looking at own prospects, some Republicans avoid Cleveland

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — As her fellow Republicans gathered in Cleveland, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte was back home touting her work on a bipartisan bill intended to address opioid abuse.

  • Written by KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press BILL BARROW, Associated Press

Seoul says North Korea has fired 3 missiles into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea in an apparent protest of South Korea's decision to allow the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in the country, Seoul officials said.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Unique Zika case of Utah caregiver under investigation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood.

  • Written by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Turkey's Erdogan recounts night of coup, mulls death penalty

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a series of televised appearances overnight in which he disclosed dramatic details of his survival on the night of a failed coup and raised the specter of reintroducing the death penalty to punish conspirators.

  • Written by DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press, SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

3rd officer acquitted in black man's police custody death

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge further hollowed out the case against six police officers charged in the death of a young black man, delivering a third consecutive acquittal and ruling once again that prosecutors failed to prove officers intentionally hurt Freddie Gray.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press