- Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.
- House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.
- 'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.
- US ambassador to SKorea slashed on face and wrist in attack
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a weapon with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday.
- Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.
- US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.
- Benghazi panel to issue subpoenas for more Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal emails, congressional aides said Wednesday.
- UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
LONDON (AP) — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day — an amount that could be exceeded with a single can of soda.
- A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either — and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.
- AP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.
- A-Rod singles in first at-bat following drug suspension
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees after an absence of more than 17 months, lining a single into short left field in his first at-bat and going 1 for 2 with a walk in a 3-1 spring-training loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
- With Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit
The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.
- Vikings agree to trade Cassel to Bills
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills agreed on a trade Wednesday that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and give the Vikings extra draft picks.
- Former player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana
DENVER (AP) — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future.
- Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.
- Report: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay.
- Ray Allen says he will not play this NBA season
MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen might return to the NBA — just not this season.
- Scott opens a season of change at Doral
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The year isn't all that's new for Adam Scott.
- Report: College sports show dip in gender, racial hiring
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Wednesday on college sports has issued its lowest grade for racial and gender hiring practices in its nearly two-decade history.