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Texas' open-carry law is now in effect, but many women prefer to keep their weapons concealed. A growing industry is meeting a range of gun fashion needs, from bra holsters to luxury handbags.

A third of the 12,000-mile-long Great Wall of China lies in ruins. Its modern-day defenders confront what may be the world's greatest challenge in cultural preservation.

The VA says it overpaid $24 million to 2,200 incarcerated vets, including Clay Hull. Despite filing required paperwork to forfeit part of his checks while in prison, he was still sent the full amount.

Opponents say the movement to take back Nevada land that some ranchers want for grazing has stopped federal workers from safeguarding public property.

Take the train to the Queens neighborhood of Flushing, and you'll find newcomers who are reshaping the largest Chinese community of any city outside of Asia.

The spread of Zika is probably limited by window screens and other mosquito-control measures in common use in the U.S. Also, the primary mosquito that carries Zika has a somewhat limited range.

There's no dancing or passing the hat at these new rent parties. There is music — and online fundraising. Recently, a classical violinist played a concert in an Annapolis apartment to help the tenant.

The U.S. and other countries have agreed to lift sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program, but Washington still has other sanctions in place against Tehran.

Passaic River polluters are telling local fishermen to trade contaminated catch for healthy tilapia. But there's no disposal plan for the toxic fish, and residents don't want them to be incinerated.

More than 23,000 have come so far, with California a top destination — especially the Los Angeles suburbs in the San Gabriel Valley. Many teens live with host families and attend private schools.

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