Georgia inmate asks high court to consider juror racial bias

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to stop his execution to consider his claim that his death sentence is unconstitutional because one of the jurors who imposed it was motivated by racial prejudice.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Military leaders struggle to navigate 2016's political swirl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior military leaders take their political neutrality seriously. But this year's presidential election — with its forays into national security issues that have included proposals for carpet-bombing Syrian cities or waterboarding extremists — has America's top brass navigating a political minefield.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

SpaceX launches futuristic pop-up room, lands rocket at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX resumed station deliveries for NASA on Friday, and in a double triumph, successfully landed its booster rocket on an ocean platform for the first time.

  • Written by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

US water systems repeatedly exceed federal standard for lead

GALESBURG, Illinois (AP) — This railroad town promotes its ties to Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and the poet Carl Sandburg. But Galesburg's long history also shows in a hidden way: Aging pipes have been leaking lead into the drinking water for decades.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press