FILE - This file photo from July 22, 2014, shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new VA secretary, replacing Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson. (AP File Photo)

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secret…

In this  June 27, 2014 photo, hundreds of Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black march in silence in Hong Kong to protest a recent Beijing policy statement which they say undermines the Asian financial hub’s rule of law. Many in this prosperous city had already feared that Hong Kong’s future as an open society as well as a semiautonomous part of China was in jeopardy in the face of perceived growing intervention from Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China reports deadly attack in northwest

BEIJING (AP) — A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with g…