Stocks ended Wednesday’s trading slightly lower as shares of energy companies and consumer goods makers outweighed gains in technology companies like Apple. Investors also worked through the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement. The Fed didn’t make any changes to interest rates but left the door
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama once taught, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.
Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby strutted into the national spotlight last year when she filed criminal charges against six officers tied to Freddie Gray's death in police custody just days after the alleged crime. Such a high-profile failure would be a heavy blow for the career of any prosecutor
The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States. The health department said it has identified an additional
The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 5:50 p.m. President Barack Obama plans to tell the Democratic convention that the American he knows is "full of courage and optimism ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of drug developer Kadmon Holdings tumbled Wednesday after its initial public offering priced far below the company's estimates.
NEW YORK (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said government and the tech industry need to sort out their differences over encryption before "something terrible happens" that would make productive conversations impossible.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles (93 sq. kilometers), California fire officials said Wednesday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A problem in the engine room led to flooding on board a fishing boat off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, forcing the crew to abandon ship, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four.
(Reuters) - John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by his obsession with actress Jodie Foster, can be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who was fatally shot by a police officer earlier this year had medical scissors in her hand as she approached the lawman, body camera video shows.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The United States Coast Guard rescued four boaters a day after they failed to return home from a snorkeling trip off Key West.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the case against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was injured in police custody (all times local):
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An explosion that leveled an Omaha house and killed one person this week was an accident, fire officials said Wednesday.
LONDON (AP) — SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews AB InBev's sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Boko Haram is engaged in "almost unimaginable" violence and brutality that has forced massive numbers of people to flee their homes and led to unprecedented numbers of people in need, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Wednesday.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Surveillance video from a warehouse in suburban New Orleans captures the fatal shooting of a suspect who appears to have pointed a gun at a pursuing sheriff's deputy.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is likely to default on $3.4 million worth of debt — and become more likely to go bankrupt — if a loan promised by the state isn't received by Monday, a Wall Street firm said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints is seeking bail after Pennsylvania's highest court granted him a new trial.
MOSCOW (AP) — Bias is often in the eye of the beholder, and President Barack Obama's claim that Russia's news media favor Donald Trump isn't an open-and-shut case. But informal surveys of Russia's main outlets suggest that Trump gets plenty of praise — especially for his "anti-establishment
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults.