- Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted.
- Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash.
- Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.
- Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon.
- China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader.
- Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS
NEW YORK (AP) — This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound.
- Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Keuchel walked from the mound to the dugout during the top of the fifth inning, a blank look on his face, his glove resting on a hip.
- Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy
NEW YORK (AP) — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand.
- Hayward from hospital: It's hurting me that I can't be there
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before heading into surgery on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans at the team's home opener: "It's hurting me that I can't be there."
- Joe Theismann on Gordon Hayward's injury: 'It sickens me'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann saw Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward's broken left ankle and immediately felt a kind of empathy few could.