- 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."
- 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."
- On Capitol Hill, GOP fighting itself instead of Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans took full control of Congress this year, they were determined to show voters they could govern responsibly. Instead they've been tearing each other apart in extraordinarily public displays, delighting Democrats and giving some in the GOP heartburn as the party aims for the White House in 2016.
- House, Senate move toward short-term highway bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.
- Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.
- GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are pressing their fight to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP senator illustrates how tough it will be for them to prevail.
- Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, and later expressed fears that he was failing as a neuroscientist, but his parents said Wednesday that they had no idea he was descending into mental illness.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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."