The justice department fired a civil rights lawsuit Monday against North Carolina and the governor over the law restricting use the public rooms by transgender people. This comes after governor Pat McCrory filed his own lawsuit earlier in the day to keep the law in place.
Cold temperature and light rains have helped stabilize the massive wild fire in Canada. The break in the weather has officials optimistic they can begin the next phase of plan to get residents back into the oil sands town of Fort McMurray.
The New Jersey store that sold the winning ticket for the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot is celebrating. The winner is yet to come forward. But 7-11 store owner got a $30,000 check Monday for selling the winning ticket.
And for the first time in 10 years, Mercury passed directly between the earth and sun. NASA provided the image of the rare transit of Mercury, the smallest plant appearing as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun.
Matthew Burgoyne, the associated press, with AP news minute.