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The Latest: Chris Brown arrested at home on assault charge
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on a police response at the Los Angeles home of singer Chris Brown (all times local):...

Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics....

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors....

Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world....

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) -- Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas....

People stock up, board up as hurricane hurtles toward Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Residents of Hawaii's Big Island were evacuating animals and stockpiling water Tuesday, bracing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in decades....

LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday suggested that he might be considering stepping aside but seemed to reject the idea entirely hours later in a tweet, saying, "The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated."...

Victim of prep school sex assault: I'm no longer ashamed
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday that she is no longer ashamed or afraid and hopes to be a voice for others....

California farmworkers on edge over historic overtime bill
MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) -- Many California farmworkers who make up the backbone of the nation's No. 1 agricultural state on Tuesday were praising historic legislation that brings them closer to receiving the same overtime pay as the rest of the state's workers who are paid by the hour....

City, county leaders hold special meeting after girl's death
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- City and county officials have called a special meeting to address what led to the brutal slaying of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl in the hopes of identifying opportunities for the community to better protect children....

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