Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said.

  • Written by BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI, Associated Press

Rights group documents IS atrocities in Libyan city of Sirte

CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Wednesday released a report documenting atrocities by Libya's Islamic State affiliate — including instances of "crucifixions" and shooting a man to death for "cursing God" — in the coastal city of Sirte, a stronghold of the militants.

  • Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are of two minds about the economy in the midst of an election race that largely hinges on the issue. They are strikingly pessimistic about the national economy yet comparatively upbeat about their own financial circumstances.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

House to vote on scaled-back Zika bill despite veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House are ignoring protests from Democrats and a White House veto threat as they speed legislation funding the battle against the Zika virus toward a vote this week.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Expect virtual reality, artificial intelligence from Google

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is expected to dive deeper into virtual reality and artificial intelligence Wednesday during an annual conference that serves as a launching pad for its latest products and innovations.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer