House OKs bill to ease Puerto Rico's debt, Senate up next

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico has cleared a major hurdle in the House and now heads to the Senate just three weeks before the island owes a $2 billion debt payment to creditors.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists' deaths

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for a casual ride, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Your phone may soon sense everything around you

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room's size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info?

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species, but a report Wednesday says these "gene drives" aren't ready to let loose in the wild just yet.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Study: Most antidepressants don't work for young patients

LONDON (AP) — Scientists say most antidepressants don't work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers cannot be sure if any are truly effective or safe.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer