Uphill battle to get seasonal farmworkers health insurance

DUNN, N.C. (AP) — Some seasonal agricultural workers were finishing a meal after a long day of planting sweet potato seeds when Julie Pittman pulled into to their camp.

  • Written by ALEJANDRA CANCINO, For The Associated Press

Iraqi troops seize Fallujah hospital, clear mines

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State group from most of the city, one of its last remaining strongholds in the Anbar province west of Baghdad, a military official said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

Oakland police chief steps down after 2 days on the job

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland lost its third police chief in eight days Friday as it struggles with allegations that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute and exchanged racist text messages.


Police lock down Chinese village to ward off protests

BEIJING (AP) — Police have locked down a village in southern China to ward off fresh anti-corruption protests nearly five years after an uprising there made it an internationally known symbol of grass-roots defiance against the ruling Communist Party.

  • Written by GERRY SHIH, Associated Press

All that glitters is gold: 'Stairway' may be worth millions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surviving members of Led Zeppelin were reunited Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom as bassist John Paul Jones testified in defense of his bandmates in a high-stakes copyright lawsuit that claims the band ripped off a riff used in "Stairway to Heaven."

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press