The Latest: Queen greets Obamas at castle in low-key fashion

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom (all times local): 2:00 p.m. It’s hard to make arriving via helicopter for lunch with the queen look like a casual affair, but Queen Elizabeth II nearly...

Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites

NEW YORK (AP) — Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 percent in 15 years, according to the report from the Centers...

A synthesizer of sounds, Prince ‘rewrote the rulebook’

AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay down the deepest grooves this side of Sly and the Family Stone. But no one could mistake his...

Everyone’s talking about LGBT law — except state lawmakers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — While the whole country is talking about the North Carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey shows one group that largely refuses to discuss it: the lawmakers who passed it. Less than a third of...

The Latest: Solar-powered plane heading toward California

AP Photo/Marco Garcia KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a solar plane flying from Hawaii to California (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The pilot of a solar plane trying to circumnavigate the globe says he has passed the point of no return after departing Hawaii and is...

In vacant Baltimore home, Gray-inspired groups find new life

AP Photo/Juliet Linderman BALTIMORE (AP) — In a vacant home across from where Freddie Gray was arrested one year ago, Baltimore officials see an eyesore that needs to be destroyed. Community activists see an opportunity for rebirth. Welcome to the Harriet Tubman House. The...

Ready, set, think! Mind-controlled drones race to the future

AP Photo/Jason Dearen GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wearing black headsets with tentacle-like sensors stretched over their foreheads, the competitors stare at cubes floating on computer screens as their small white drones prepare for takeoff. “Three, two, one …...

AP Exclusive: Color index for US border security is rejected

AP Photo/Nick Ut SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid widespread confusion and ridicule. So what did it do when tasked by Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014...

Solar plane successfully departs from Hawaii with no fuel

AP Photo/Marco Garcia KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Two pilots are slowly carving their way into a new future of solar-powered flight as one embarks on the latest leg of their around-the-world journey in a plane powered only by the sun. After some uncertainty about winds, the...

Andrew Jackson: populist war hero and no fan of paper money

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly a century as the face of the $20 bill, President Andrew Jackson is being replaced by abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who helped free slaves from the Southern landowners he defended. What should Americans recall about his legacy? A POPULIST...