Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

PATNA, India (AP) — With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said Friday they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.

  • Written by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press INDRAJIT SINGH, Associated Press

Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.

  • Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press

California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

  • Written by JANIE HAR, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS