- In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cross over the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad in this town remembered for its Civil War encampment and you'll see the first signs — there's fresh anticipation in the rural areas that will be prime viewing locations for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to sweep the United States in 99 years.
- Supervisors suspended amid NYC subway derailment probe
NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailment that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect, and two supervisors have been suspended while the matter is investigated.
- Lawsuits over new Utah monument to test president's power
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.
- Mississippi man takes Confederate flag fight to high court
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Mom's ex-boyfriend gets life in killing of 'Baby Doe'
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the killing of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island.
- Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent
Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million, according to an annual survey.
- California sheriff's deputy shot in face out of surgery
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy who was shot in the face with his own service weapon at a light-rail station is out of surgery to repair his jaw and is in stable condition Wednesday, officials said.
- The Latest: Supervisors suspended after NY subway derailment
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a subway train derailment in New York City that left more than 30 people injured (all times local):
- Florida Supreme Court hears death penalty-prosecutor dispute
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court scrutinized a prosecutor over her refusal to seek the death penalty in two dozen murder cases, and a justice suggested during arguments Wednesday that Gov. Rick Scott had the power to suspend the state attorney.
- Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday.