Mrs. Trump's speech: Writer's statement keeps flap going

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seeking to put out a political fire, a Trump Organization staff writer took the blame Wednesday for the plagiarism controversy that has threatened to overshadow Donald Trump's triumphant Republican National Convention.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

5th accomplice charged in murder suspect's courthouse escape

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A fifth person was charged Wednesday with helping a murder suspect escape from a Florida courthouse last week as authorities boosted the reward for the at-large fugitive's capture to $50,000.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

CDC probing possible first Zika case from US mosquito bite

MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida are investigating what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States, involving a resident of the Miami area.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Gunfire often connected to gangs hitting Chicago children

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that her ability to size up and avoid people trouble seemed to follow would protect them.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press