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In split with Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes Iran deal

By DONNA CASSATA (WASHINGTON, AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat expected to be the party’s next leader in the Senate, said he will oppose the Iran nuclear…

Virginia revokes license plates featuring Confederate flag

(DANVILLE, Va., AP) — Virginia has revoked specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag after a federal judge dissolved an injunction allowing the image. The Department of Motor Vehicles…

Police: Teen said plans in Oklahoma attack were on USB drive

By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS (BROKEN ARROW, Okla., AP) — One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans…

Congress breaks, leaving a fall full of deadlines

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The House has left town for its August recess and the Senate is departing, which leaves a hefty list of unfinished business. Lawmakers have just 10 legislative…

Flake stands out as truly undecided GOP senator on Iran deal

By LAURIE KELLMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Sen. Jeff Flake has purposely spent time on deserted islands, so being the sole Senate Republican weighing whether to back President Barack Obama on…

Suspect in latest theater attack had psychological issues

By ERIK SCHELZIG and LUCAS L. JOHNSON II (NASHVILLE, Tenn., AP) — What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a…

Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

By JESSE J. HOLLAND (WASHINGTON, AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have…

Officials: Alabama home quarantined over possible Ebola case

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala., AP) — Officials say a quarantine is in place at a Birmingham home over a possible Ebola case. Edward Khan of the Jefferson County Health Department says the…

Q&A: A look at climate change plan and its impact on states

By MATT VOLZ (HELENA, Mont., AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it…

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

(LANCASTER, N.H., AP) — Safety officials in New Hampshire are investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and daughter and injured about…