In fight against Zika, Brazil battles neglect, cash crunch

CAMPINA GRANDE, Brazil (AP) — In May, as the first cases of the Zika virus were being detected in Brazil, Rossandra Oliveira stopped receiving a critical tool she needed to do her job: insecticide.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

Snyder blames bureaucrats, EPA faults state in Flint crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday blamed career bureaucrats in Washington and his own state for the Flint water-contamination crisis, while the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency faulted him and other state officials.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and Washington officials said, days after its leader Kim Jong Un ordered weapons tests linked to its pursuit of a long-range nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Obama admin using unpopular raids to curb border crossings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is openly stepping up efforts to find and deport immigrants who were part of the 2014 surge of illegal crossings by unaccompanied children and families.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press