Scientists look at hangers-on amid mass die-off of bats

ALTAMONT, N.Y. (AP) — As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there's a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it first struck a decade ago: Some bats in some caves are hanging on.

  • Written by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

2 described as dangerous escape from Washington facility

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Two men, including one who was arrested for murder but found not competent to stand trial, have escaped from a psychiatric facility in Washington state and authorities are warning they pose a danger to others.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Business Writers MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writers

Iceland's leader is first victim of offshore holdings leak

LONDON (AP) — The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile political casualty Tuesday as Iceland's prime minister stepped aside amid outrage over revelations he had used such a shell company to shelter large sums while Iceland's economy was in crisis.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

Battle between religious and gay rights splits GOP states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers upset about the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse on religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples.

  • Written by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press