Cops: Man jailed for cutting sappy tree that hit apartments

PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man who believed sap from a tree next door was ruining his car, chopped it down, causing the tree to crash into an apartment building he owns, damaging it so badly it had to be condemned.


Some vacation spots quietly benefit as travelers avoid Zika

NEW YORK (AP) — With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation.

  • Written by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for terrorist groups to produce and deliver materials for making the weapons.

  • Written by DAVE BRYAN, Associated Press

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

A former partner repeatedly beat her, she says.

  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer