Personal Finance• 192 charged in human smuggling operation
U.S. says more than $625,000 has been seized in the crackdown, dubbed "Operation Coyote."
• At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun
It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.
• Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio
Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.
• FAA bans US-Tel Aviv flights
After rocket lands near Israel's main airport, no flights for 24 hours, agency tells US airlines.
• Cause of massive N.D. fire unknown, flights cancelled
A massive fire was still burning Tuesday afternoon 12 hours after it began at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.
• Last body found in Oso mudslide, search team says
The Snohomish County sheriff's office in Washington state says search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington.
• Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
A destructive wildfire in north-central Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials said Tuesday.
• UK plans new laws against female genital mutilation
By Kylie MacLellan and Emma Batha LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce new laws to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday. "It's absolutely clear what we are trying to achieve...and that is to outlaw the practices of female genital mutilation and childhood and early forced marriage; Around 103,000 women aged between 15 and 49, and another 10,000 girls aged under 15 who have migrated to England and Wales are estimated to have undergone FGM, according to a report on Tuesday from City University London. Cameron said ending FGM and child marriage was a global challenge on a par with eradicating poverty and tackling diseases.
• Victim of 'Slenderman' stabbing sent Purple Heart
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates trying to please a fictional online character, has received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous donor.
• France sells warship to Russia despite Ukraine sanctions
PARIS (AP) — France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
• Palestinians propose Gaza ceasefire, five-day peace talks
The Palestinian leadership proposed to Egypt a plan for a Gaza ceasefire to be followed by five days of negotiations to stop fighting between Palestinians and Israel, Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday. "The Palestinian leadership offered a new suggestion in the framework of the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire followed immediately by negotiations lasting five days," Fatah official al-Ahmed said. Writing by Shadia Nasralla;
• Court deals setback to Obama health care law
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
• Airlines cancelling Israel flights
Delta Air Lines cited reports rocket landed near Tel Aviv airport; US Airways cancels Philly-Tel Aviv flight.
• Federal drug inmates to be deported under new guidelines
Thanks to new drug rules, thousands of federal prisoners will be sent home fast.
• Akin tries, again, to clarify 'legitimate rape'
Former GOP Congressman and 2012 Senate candidate from Missouri doesn’t rule out another office run
• Nearly a dozen parents of missing Nigerian girls have died
Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have died.
• Missing Israeli soldier in Gaza presumed dead
By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it had failed to trace any remains of one of its soldiers who it believes died in the Gaza Strip two days ago and whom Hamas said it had captured. The Israeli military named the missing man as Oron Shaul, 21, who was travelling in an armoured vehicle that was hit by at least one anti-tank missile fired by Palestinian fighters in Gaza on Sunday. "The efforts to identify the seventh soldier are ongoing and have yet to be determined," it added. Hamas's armed wing announced on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier identified as Shaul Aron, revealing his army ID number, but not saying whether he was dead or alive.
• Is this evolution? Humans getting taller, fatter, older
Humans are getting taller; Most of the transformations that occur within such a short time period "are simply the developmental responses of organisms to changed conditions," such as differences in nutrition, food distribution, health care and hygiene practices, said Stephen Stearns, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University. But the origin of these changes may be much deeper and more complex than that, said Stearns, pointing to a study finding that British soldiers have shot up in height in the past century. "Evolution has shaped the developmental program that can respond flexibly to changes in the environment," Stearns said.
• Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city
A train carrying the remains of crash victims arrived in Ukrainian government territory.
• Strongest typhoon in decades leaves 46 dead in China's south
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into China's south in decades has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing, the government said Tuesday.