Female candidates across US stress gender, motherhood


ATLANTA (AP) — Women running for governor in Wisconsin and Maryland breastfeed their infants in their campaign videos. Another in Georgia tells voters that "the folks who have held the office of governor don't look like me."

  • Written by By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY , Associated Press

Family of Sacramento man slain by police skeptical of change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blinding national spotlight is shining on the family of Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police last week.


  • Written by By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON , Associated Press

Astronomers baffled by distant galaxy void of dark matter


WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a double cosmic conundrum: Lots of stuff that was already invisible has gone missing.

Astronomers have found a distant galaxy where there is no dark matter.

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  • Written by By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly claims GOP can hold top court


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging voters to back Republicans in the midterm elections, saying the party "must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court." But the Supreme Court, while shaped by political changes, is the unelected branch of government that can't be held by any party.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Facebook revamps privacy tools as tighter EU rules draw near


NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months.

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  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer