AP News Guide: 5 states shape 2016 race on weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's an odd moment in the 2016 campaign: Not even half the states have voted for the party nominees and no candidate has half the delegates needed to win, yet the sense is spreading that it's practically game over.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

Weekend to feature heavy rain and winds across the West

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major storm system is expected to start impacting the western, central and southern United States late Friday and continue through next week, the National Weather Service said.

  • Written by KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press, JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press

China tries to reassure on economy, cuts growth target

BEIJING (AP) — China's leadership tried to quell anxiety about its slowing economy following financial turmoil and rising labor unrest as it cut its growth target Saturday and promised to open the oil and telecom industries to private competitors in sweeping industrial reforms.

  • Written by JOE McDONALD, Associated Press LOUISE WATT, Associated Press