Female WWII pilot has finally been laid to rest at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — After flying military planes during World War II, raising a family, visiting all seven continents and bungee-jumping in New Zealand at 83, Elaine Harmon had one final, seemingly simple wish: to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Obama puts South China Sea back on agenda at summit

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama put the long-simmering dispute in the South China Sea front and center on the agenda at a regional summit Thursday as it became clear that most of the other leaders gathered in the Laotian capital were going to let China off with a mild rebuke over its territorial expansion in the resource-rich waters.

  • Written by VIJAY JOSHI, Associated Press, JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: An estimated 11 million people are living and in many cases working in the United States illegally. The questions of what to with them and how to curb future illegal immigration have been a campaign issue for more than a decade. Never more so than now. Illegal immigration goes to the heart of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. It's a source of his strength among supporters, contention among critics and confusion over what he really intends to do.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Clinton, Trump confront weaknesses in security forum

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton confronted their key weaknesses in a televised national security forum, with the Republican defending his preparedness to be commander in chief despite vague plans for tackling global challenges and the Democrat arguing that her controversial email practices did not expose questionable judgment.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press, STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

AP Explains: Why do US, Iran often face off in Persian Gulf?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy again has accused Iranian patrol boats of harassing an American warship in the Persian Gulf, this time with a Revolutionary Guard vessel nearly causing a collision with the USS Firebolt. Why does this keep happening?

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press