Ex-San Francisco officer arrested for obstructing rape probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco police lieutenant linked to a racist texting scandal and also charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer was arrested Wednesday, police said.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria's Aleppo city

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said Thursday. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria's devastating civil war, with a cease-fire that has collapsed and peace talks in Geneva stalled.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

While leaving US rates unchanged, Fed keeps an eye overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve chose Wednesday not to raise its key interest rate, it nevertheless made clear that its next move will be another increase. That stance puts it at odds with other major central banks, which are doing the reverse — seeking to ease credit to spur lending.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

WASHINGTON (AP) — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he's mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer