US plane impounded in Zimbabwe; body and cash found on board

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Authorities  with Zimbabwe aviation impounded a U.S.-registered cargo jet, a senior official said Monday, with a dead body and millions of South African rand reportedly on board.

  • Written by FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press

Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press