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At least 79 people were killed in the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building in London, and the toll is expected to rise. Associated Press

Why Grenfell tower burned: Regulators put cost before safety

The doorbell woke Yassin Adam just before 1 a.m. A neighbor was frantically alerting others on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower about a fire in his apartment. "My fridge blew up," the man shouted. Residents of Grenfell Tower had complained for years that the 24-story public housing block invited catastrophe. It l …

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CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise amid 'worship' of leakers

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Hopes fade after landslide destroys Chinese village (w/video)

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  1. AP-US-World's-Ugliest-Dog,388

    Nation

    .1450< AP-US-World's-Ugliest-Dog,388 Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog AP Photo CAER112, CAER108, CAER110, CAER111, CAER106, CAER101, CAER107, CAER105, CAER104, CAER103, CAER102, CAER109, CAER113 Eds: Links video; reorders photos. With AP Photos. AP Video. By LINDA WANG Associated Press …

    Shirley Zindler, of Sebastopol, Calif, lifts up the jowls of Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday in Petaluma, Calif. Martha was the winner of the event. [Associated Press]
  2. Hopes fade after landslide destroys Chinese village (w/video)

    World

    Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing.

    Vehicles and people line a road leading to the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Mao County on Saturday in southwestern China&#8217;s Sichuan Province. More than 100 people remained missing after the village was buried under tons of rocks and soil.
  3. Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy will be turning 81 next month.
  4. Why Grenfell tower burned: Regulators put cost before safety

    World

    The doorbell woke Yassin Adam just before 1 a.m. A neighbor was frantically alerting others on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower about a fire in his apartment. "My fridge blew up," the man shouted.

    At least 79 people were killed in the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building in London, and the toll is expected to rise.
  5. Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

    Nation

    ST. LOUIS — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving black suspects who were killed by police, but it's far from the largest.

    In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, the parents of Michael Brown, Lezley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown Sr., sit for an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. The city attorney in Ferguson, Missouri, said Friday  that the city's insurance company paid $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown. [AP photo]