• A woman talks on her cellphone as she walks past a Movistar sign in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Movistar the country’s largest private operator quietly cut off almost all long distance service two months ago. But it’s not clear that he would fare better with Venezuela’s two other telephone service providers. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Currency crisis has Venezuelans struggling to call abroad

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are struggling to call abroad as telephone carriers fall behind on payments to international partners amid a currency crisis that is leaving the country increasingly cut off from the rest of the world.

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Wing part could help solve one of aviation’s biggest mysteries: what happened to MH370?

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore’s state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

    Updated: 6:41 pm

  • New Mexico Dems eye changes after historic losses in 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eight months ago, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez won re-election by a wide margin and the GOP took control of the New Mexico House for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Wing part could help solve one of aviation’s biggest mysteries: what happened to MH370?

    Updated: 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death is announced 2 years after his life in the shadows ended

  • Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, talks with committee members Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, prior to the committee's hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.