- Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.
- Top military leader says deal keeps Iran from atomic weapon
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top military leader said Wednesday that the recently signed nuclear deal works to keep Iran from having an atomic weapon, but does not address other concerns about Tehran's malign activities in the region.
- Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town this week for its August recess, leaving an array of sticky issues unresolved that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.
- Prosecutors charge teen as adult in death of 8-year-old
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday they have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.
- Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."
- Coast Guard official: Search for teens is 'active and open'
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard and state officials visited the Florida home of one of two missing teenage boaters Wednesday, and a spokesman told news reporters the search for the boys is still "active and open."
- Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was 'unethical'
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A hunting guide and a farm owner appeared in court Wednesday on allegations they helped an American dentist kill a protected lion named Cecil, and the head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the big cat was unethically lured into the kill zone and denied "a chance of a fair chase."
- Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.
- Colorado theater shooter's dad saw wide-eyed smirk before
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness.
- Brady vows to fight on; Kraft says he regrets not doing so
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl MVP.
- Rays' Archer loses no-hit bid on 1-out infield single in 7th
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's Chris Archer lost his perfect game bid with one out in the seventh inning when Jose Iglesias reached on an infield single.
- Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry returned to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field Wednesday, just eight months after a cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his career.
- Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the end it wasn't the middling on-field performance by Mexico's national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job as head coach of "El Tri."
- The Latest: Police in Maine asked to watch over Goodell home
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):