Oklahoma Republican chairman to resign after 5-month term

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The leader of the Oklahoma Republican Party is planning to resign his post and call for the election of a new chairman after a tumultuous five-month term.

GOP Vice Chair Estela Hernandez...

Deputy VA chief to visit site of costly Denver-area hospital

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The VA's deputy secretary is returning to the site of a vastly over-budget veterans medical center under construction in suburban Denver.

Sloan Gibson will meet with local Veterans...

Arizona Corrections: 220 inmates ill at prison's 2 units

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of inmates at a state prison in northern Arizona have gotten ill in the past 48 hours, and the state Department of Corrections says it's working with health officials to identify the...

Ethics panel investigating Rep. Honda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mike Honda is under scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that he had congressional staff aides perform campaign work when they were supposed to be working on congressional...

Tickets now required to get within 5 blocks of pope's Mass

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Want a close-up view of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Philadelphia? Three weeks before his visit, planners have announced you'll need a ticket to do so.

What's more, most of those...

Latest on US Open: No. 2 Simona Halep posts another easy win

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Simona Halep is feeling more comfortable as the No. 2 seed at the U.S. Open.

A year ago, she arrived at Flushing Meadows...

Grand jury to examine wounding of man by Mississippi deputy

LATIMER, Miss. (AP) — A grand jury will consider whether there was any wrongdoing by a Mississippi sheriff's deputy who shot and wounded a 51-year-old man who officials say refused to drop a gun.

Multiple...

Ukraine: Russians can't own broadcasters

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television and radio stations in the country.

The measure that passed...