Senate passes bill that would boost airport security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

States move toward making endangered land lines extinct

WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — Peter Froehlich lives at the end of a mile-long dirt road in a part of Maine where pickup trucks share the right of way with wandering dairy cows. The local cable company won't run a line down the road, and his cellphone is useless because he lives in a wireless dead zone.

  • Written by TOM BELL, Associated Press

Houston recovering from yet another deadly flood

HOUSTON (AP) — As more than a foot of rain deluged the nation's fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least five people dead, Houston's mayor said there was no immediate solution.

  • Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

Rescuers race to find survivors from Ecuador's big quake

MANTA, Ecuador (AP) — Rescuers are in a race against time to find survivors from a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake as the death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has risen above 400.

  • Written by CRISTIAN KOVADLOFF, Associated Press ALLEN PANCHANA, Associated Press

Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in US illegally

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show.

  • Written by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press