Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet

CAIRO (AP) — Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains said Tuesday. But the idea of a blast was promptly dismissed by the head of Egypt's forensic agency as "baseless" speculation.

  • Written by SAM MAGDY, Associated Press BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Smaller cities across US opening high-tech crime centers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Live video feeds from cameras across Hartford, Connecticut, light up a wall of flat-screen monitors in a high-tech room at the city's old police department, while computers take in data from license plate readers and a gunshot detection system.

  • Written by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press