Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

NEW YORK (AP) — The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents.

  • Written by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Obama calls on Americans to embrace diversity on 9/11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by calling on Americans to embrace the nation's character as a people drawn from every corner of the world, from every religion and from every background. He said extremist groups will never be able to defeat the United States.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Video shows man approaching Florida mosque before fire

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are investigating an early Monday fire at the mosque that was attended by the Orlando nightclub shooter as a possible arson.


WHY IT MATTERS: Child Care and Pay Equity

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: In much of the U.S., families spend more on child care for two kids than on housing. And if you're a woman, it's likely you earn less than your male colleagues even though 1 in 4 households with kids relies on mom as the sole or primary breadwinner. That's according to the latest research that suggests while the U.S. economy has improved, women and their families are still struggling to make the numbers work.

  • Written by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press