1. TRUMP NOW BELIEVES OBAMA WAS BORN IN THE U.S.
Despite a statement to this effect from his campaign spokesman, the GOP presidential hopeful has yet to confirm it himself.
2. PROBE ONGOING INTO FATAL POLICE SHOOTING OF COLUMBUS BOY
In a killing with echoes of the Tamir Rice case out of Cleveland, an officer responding to a report of a $10 armed robbery shoots 13-year-old Tyre King who reportedly had a BB gun that looked like a real weapon.
3. WHAT YEMEN’S WAR-RAVAGED COAST FACES
The U.N. estimates that about 100,000 children under the age of five in the city of Hodeidah and the surrounding province are at risk of severe malnutrition.
4. WHERE AERIAL PESTICIDE SPRAY ADDS TO ZIKA FEARS
In Miami, the only U.S. city confirmed to have mosquitoes carrying the virus, some residents say they’d rather be bitten than be exposed to droplets of chemicals sprayed from planes to kill the bugs.
5. PIPELINE PROTEST SITE REPRESENTS CITY UNTO ITSELF
The encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s reservation becomes one of North Dakota’s newest communities, with a school for dozens of children and a system to deliver water and meals.
6. WHO TURNS DOWN JUSTICE DEPT. SETTLEMENT
Deutsche Bank AG says it does not intend to pay $14 billion to settle civil claims with the U.S. government for its handling of residential mortgage-backed securities and related transactions.
7. AMERICA DIVIDED ON SYMBOLS
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in protest against racial oppression brings to light differences in the way Americans view the flag, the national anthem and the pledge.
8. UNLOCKING HAWAII’S MYSTERIOUS GEOLOGY
Scientists in Hawaii use a mini-submarine to visit underwater volcanoes and unlock their many secrets, taking an AP reporter on an exclusive dive.
9. VENEZUELA’S RESORT ISLAND DEVASTATED BY ECONOMIC CRISIS
Margarita Island’s swimming pools are empty, toilets don’t flush and many hotels can’t afford to offer meal service.
10. BRAIN CANCER NOW LEADING CHILDHOOD CANCER KILLER
That’s due to advances in leukemia treatment over the past few decades and because leukemia is easier than brain cancer to treat, experts say.