- AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.
- Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.
- 10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Fighting erupts in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes battled insurgents in central Syria on Wednesday in the first major ground fighting since Moscow began launching air raids on militants last week, activists said.
- Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.
- Keuchel sharp, Astros beat Yankees 3-0 in AL wild-card game
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, no one could've pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium.
- Yanks still have not led playoff game since Jeter got hurt
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees still have not led in a postseason game since Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt three years ago, screaming in pain from a broken ankle.
- Defense lawyer: White officer targeted black NBA player
NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking a confrontation that resulted in the player's arrest and a season-ending leg fracture, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday.
- No Ordinary Joe, Cubs' Maddon might be MLB's best skipper
CHICAGO (AP) — Everyone expected some zaniness when Joe Maddon came to town.
- Spieth, Dustin Johnson partners in Presidents Cup
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson battled at Chambers Bay in the U.S. Open. They will be partners in South Korea at the Presidents Cup.