- No charges against officer in Washington police shooting
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor says no charges will be brought against an Olympia, Washington, police officer who shot and injured two men he says repeatedly threatened him, including with a skateboard.
- US markets rebound a day after big plunge
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China.
- New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrument
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA satellite launched seven months ago has lost use of one of two science instruments, but the agency says the mission to map global soil moisture will continue.
- Timeline of events in slaying of Illinois police officer
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Just 17 minutes elapsed between the time Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz first radioed that he was pursuing three suspicious men and when his fellow officers found his body.
- Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio.
- Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says the U.S. should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce stifling federal regulations on the energy industry, which he says is central to the nation's economic prosperity.
- Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish citizens in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away in a brazen operation that laid bare serious security gaps in the heavily defended city.
- UN says deal reached on increasing flow of supplies to Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday said it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.
- Bombs at mosque in Yemen's capital kill at least 20 people
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said.
- Slovak foreign minister: migrant crisis may unite far-right
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Slovak's foreign minister said Wednesday that the flood of migrants crossing Europe could unite the far-right in his country, calling it a "scary" prospect.
- Watchdog: 900,000 vets have pending health care requests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care.
- Police seize over 260 pounds of synthetic drugs worth $2.3M
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they've made the largest seizure of synthetic drugs in the city's history — more than 260 pounds. That's a street value of roughly $2.3 million.
- Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress.
- Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth
WASHINGTON (AP) — While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China's economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices.
- Reporters face subpoenas in case over CIA head's resignation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation intend to subpoena at least two journalists in an attempt to compel testimony about their sources, The Associated Press has learned.
- Authorities: Prison on lockdown pending investigation
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A state prison in Rhode Island has been placed on lockdown after an anonymous letter threatening the prison's correctional officers was discovered.
- Mexico's president acknowledges distrust, fear
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged Wednesday that the country's crime, corruption and economic troubles have caused distrust and anger among Mexicans.
- Beachgoers try to save basking shark in distress
LUBEC, Maine (AP) — Beachgoers jumped into action and were working to save a 30-foot long basking shark that washed ashore in Maine.
- Peace Corps director, Leahy announce record college partners
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The director of the Peace Corps joined Sen. Patrick Leahy at the University of Vermont to announce the record number of colleges that joined the Peace Corps Prep program in the past year.
- Biden testing political waters in Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden came to Florida to lend a hand to Senate Democrats and the administration's education agenda Wednesday on a trip watched for any hint that he'll seek the presidency.