Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state.

  • Written by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Investigators to look at electrical system in Oakland fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause of a blaze that has cast a spotlight on similar artists' colonies around the country that offer cheap housing but unsafe living conditions.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press; SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.

  • Written by ED WHITE, Associated Press

Remains of 47 victims of plane crash to be sent to Islamabad

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The remains of the 47 passengers and crew who were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines commuter crashed in the north of the country are being sent to Islamabad for identification, a hospital spokesman and the airline said Thursday.

  • Written by ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press; MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press