Justice Dept. revives effort looking at forensic evidence

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviving work on federal standards for what forensic experts can say in court and plans to create a program to monitor the accuracy of forensic testimony.

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

 

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'd consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets.

  • Written by By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press

Philippine's leader on human rights: "Don't go there"

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Monday with America's top diplomat, where he voiced solidarity with the U.S. amid global concerns over North Korea's nuclear program and angrily dismissed media questions about human rights abuses by his government.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

AP Explains: Why Kenyans are nervous about presidential vote

 

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyans vote Tuesday in a close presidential election between President Uhuru Kenyatta, who seeks a second term, and Raila Odinga, who lost the last two contests. The East African high-tech and commercial hub of 44 million people is often described as one of the continent's most politically stable countries, but the torture and killing of a top election official has many recalling the disputed 2007 election between the same candidates that left more than 1,000 people dead.

  • Written by By RODNEY MUHUMUZA , Associated Press

Nations race to prevent backsliding on North Korea sanctions

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Armed with extraordinary new U.N. sanctions, nations raced Monday to ensure that North Korea's biggest trading partners actually carry them out, an elusive task that has undercut past attempts to strong-arm Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear weapons.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press