- Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 10 workers, officials said.
- UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen on Wednesday expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest.
- 8-year-old boy killed while crawling through space in gate
Police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being struck by a metal arm that opens a gate in a suburban Las Vegas housing community.
- US stock indexes sink as market heads for a second loss
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 lost ground.
- Maryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st shooting scene
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.
- Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With no majority winner of Lesotho's Feb. 28 election, one leader of the main opposition group tried to form a coalition on Wednesday.
- Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming.
- In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of the street.
- Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing
BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.
- Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison.
- Official: Mexico arrests Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday arrested the man widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel, Omar Trevino Morales, a federal official said.
- AP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate
JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state.
- US services firms grow at faster pace in February
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers.
- Romania begins shipping gas to Moldova
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania has begun transporting natural gas to Moldova, as the former Soviet republic moves toward the European Union and becomes less dependent on Russia.
- Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Saudi Arabia Wednesday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.