NEW YORK (AP) — The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies up for adoption in the United States made an appeal Wednesday to keep his job.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police sergeant was killed when a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant broke free from police while being handcuffed, fled from a traffic stop and struck her with his vehicle, police said.
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Wednesday hiked Harvey Weinstein’s bail over allegations he mishandled or disabled his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months.
HOUSTON (AP) — The bullet-resistant vest worn by a Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot was not penetrated by bullets as initially thought, according to a Houston Police Department statement.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A timeline of events in the Jersey City attack and related developments, as provided by state and local officials:
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing.
DETROIT (AP) — Tests performed near where construction aggregate material spilled into the Detroit River have found the water meets all quality standards, Michigan officials announced Wednesday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. lawyers want a judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties earlier this year by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States.
A police visit requested by concerned friends of a mentally ill man who hadn't been heard from in weeks turned deadly early Wednesday when state troopers shot and killed him, ending a 14-hour standoff that began when he shot and wounded a trooper.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed by lethal injection Wednesday evening for killing a supervisor at a state prison shoe factory in Amarillo nearly 17 years ago.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang toward an agreement.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California panel voted Wednesday to declare marijuana smoke and the drug's high-producing chemical — THC — a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and require warning labels for products legally sold in the nation's largest pot market.
LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — Police say an officer answering a disturbance call has shot dead a man who was assaulting him.
NEW YORK (AP) — A business associate of Rudy Giuliani charged with conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions should have his bail revoked because he tried to hide that he has the means to flee the country, prosecutors said in court papers filed Wednesday.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas has executed a death row inmate who killed a supervisor at a state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago.
MIAMI (AP) — The rapper known as Saucy Santana said he was one of three people shot and wounded during a drive-by shooting near Miami early Wednesday morning.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new federal report has found the number of kids who say they have been sexually victimized in juvenile detention centers has dropped across the U.S. compared with past years. But remarkably high rates of sexual abuse persist in 12 facilities stretching from Oregon to Fl…
NEW YORK (AP) — Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leader Chiang Kai-shek and paving the way for the Communist takeover of China.
San Diego (AP) — A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a detention facility in San Diego.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The victims of Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City included a veteran police officer, a mother of three, a rabbinical student and a store employee.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city official wants to explore the possibility of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people in the region with a high cost of living and a shortage of affordable housing.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon in Pensacola while assisting with a medical call, authorities said.
For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A bathing suit decency rule that disqualified an Alaska high school swimmer from a race has been eliminated.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products.
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — More than a week after a 28-year-old Texas man was fatally shot in the head by a police officer, authorities haven’t released any details on the circumstances of the shooting.
A pawn shop manager in Utah is being applauded after catching a baby that was about to fall off the store’s counter in a tumble captured by surveillance cameras.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden has joined his top Democratic presidential rivals in pledging to end for-profit migrant detention centers that existed while he was vice president. He also acknowledged through his campaign the “pain” caused by deportations carried out by the Obama administration.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top correctional official said Wednesday that there was “no issue” during the state's latest electrocution after witnesses reported seeing smoke above the inmate's head during the execution.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen wants his three-year prison sentence reduced as a reward for providing authorities information about alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump, according to court papers filed Wednesday in which he said his incarceration is “a powerful and humbling punishment.”
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy has been fired after cellphone video showed him violently slamming a teen's head into the pavement and punching him moments after the teen was pepper-sprayed.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The cremated remains of a New York woman are being returned to a family friend after they mysteriously appeared in a Florida field, officials said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year — and possibly longer.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor.
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on h…
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is adopting some of the nation's most aggressive overtime rules, restoring protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and taking what supporters say is a crucial step toward rebuilding the middle class.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A SWAT team in Virginia conducted an exercise Wednesday in a building where a gunman killed 12 people in a mass shooting last spring, rekindling memories and stirring anxiety among the few workers who were inside, a newspaper reported.
A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1992 stabbing death of a St. Paul woman whose partially clothed body was found near a streetcar tunnel, prosecutors said Wednesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose four children, aged 1 to 5, were inside a pickup truck when police officers opened fire on a man also in the vehicle, wounding three of the kids, has taken the first step toward suing the city of Hugo.
DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested fewer people during the 2019 budget year than last year, in part because resources were shifted to help handle the massive surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Fox News' Tucker Carlson aired a segment describing her congressional district as “filled with garbage,” U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the network on Wednesday for airing “unmitigated racism" with no accountability.
Two Wyoming sheriff's deputies channeled their inner cowboy and lassoed a deer flailing in a frigid pond after it fell through thin ice, authorities said Wednesday.
DETROIT (AP) — Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin boy who was shot while attacking a school resource officer with a barbecue fork texted a friend weeks earlier that he was planning to grab the officer's gun and either shoot himself or the officer, prosecutors alleged Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court will decide if St. Louis' top prosecutor has the authority to request a new trial for a man who has spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder she believes he didn't commit.