Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples

BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments.

  • Written by MIN KYI THEIN, Associated Press GRANT PECK, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: Trade


WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: In this angry election year, many American voters are deeply skeptical about free trade — or downright hostile to it.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer

AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election. They're just divided on whether it's more of a curse than a blessing.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

US pursues Syria cooperation with Russia amid new volatility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is launching a fresh bid to enlist Russia as a partner in Syria despite more than a month of dashed hopes as the situation on the ground becomes more volatile and uncertain with the introduction of Turkish ground forces.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014, but doctors concluded that he presented no serious risk to himself or others, according to newly released documents from the Veterans Health Administration.

  • Written by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press