- 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.
- 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.
- Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly U.S. attack on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," leaves open the possibility that the decision to open fire exceeded the authority under which American forces have operated since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.
- As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked." Clinton described the president's immigration strategy as "harsh and aggressive." And as Obama tries to rally Democrats around the chief economic proposal of his second term, the party's presidential front-runner stayed conspicuously silent.
- 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.
- The Latest: Nobel chemistry prize to be announced shortly
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
- Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man who then shot and wounded her in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday after some of the tight security measures imposed following a series of deadly Palestinian attacks were lifted, police said.
- Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners, according to an Associated Press review of court records.
- Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting.
- 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.