Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian plane; 66 missing

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard swerved wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said. Egyptian and Russian officials said it may have been brought down by terrorists.

There were no immediate signs of survivors.

  • Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Greece says crashed EgyptAir plane suddenly lost altitude

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said.

  • Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press