Fires threatening communities around West

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Fueled by hot and dry weather, wildfires threatened homes in California and other Western states as crews struggled to corral flames that have scorched miles of brush and timber.

  • Written by NICK UT, Associated Press CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Cockpit recorder of crashed EgyptAir jet recovered from sea

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Thursday it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the submerged wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, a major breakthrough in the investigation that could help resolve the mystery of why the jetliner plunged into the Mediterranean last month and killed all 66 people aboard.

  • Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

After fatal alligator attack, theme parks review policies

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It's an unwritten rule for Florida residents: Keep your kids away from ponds and lakes because alligators are everywhere.

  • Written by JAY REEVES, Associated Press KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Sanders, yet to concede, says he'll work for Trump's defeat

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Pressing his "political revolution" to turn its attention to defeating Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he will work with Hillary Clinton to transform the Democratic Party itself and "create the America that we know we can become."

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

UK mourns Jo Cox as group says suspect had far-right ties

BIRSTALL, England (AP) — Campaigning in Britain's European Union membership referendum remained suspended Friday as the country paused in shock at the daylight slaying of lawmaker Jo Cox.

  • Written by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press