5th accomplice charged in murder suspect's courthouse escape

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A fifth person was charged Wednesday with helping a murder suspect escape from a Florida courthouse last week as authorities boosted the reward for the at-large fugitive's capture to $50,000.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

CDC probing possible first Zika case from US mosquito bite

MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida are investigating what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States, involving a resident of the Miami area.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Gunfire often connected to gangs hitting Chicago children

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that her ability to size up and avoid people trouble seemed to follow would protect them.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

GOP nominates Trump, heaps criticism on Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump officially won the Republican Party's presidential nomination Tuesday, making the businessman the GOP standard-bearer after a rollicking primary season that saw him vanquish 16 rivals.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

AP EXPLAINS: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?

The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, social upheaval, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. Republicans want voters to see the need for drastic change. The nation's only choice, they say, is Donald Trump.

  • Written by BILL BARROW, Associated Press