- Hairstylist: Client named Paddock said venue easy to attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hairstylist said in documents released by police Wednesday that a client named Paddock spoke in the months before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history that a Las Vegas Strip concert venue was susceptible to attack.
- Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as 'animals'
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from countries whose citizens enter the United States illegally.
- Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher has schooled a leading politician, defeating him in the GOP primary for a state House seat.
- E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study
It's a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit.
- BE MINE: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction
BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE.
- Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit US Southwest
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
- Emergency call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion'
SEATTLE (AP) — Recordings of emergency calls after a fatal cougar attack in Washington state last weekend detail how dispatchers calmly struggled to figure out exactly where the surviving victim was — and how worried he was about his friend.
- 3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A day after a 16-year-old suspect was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly accelerating a stolen Jeep at a Maryland police officer and running her down, three more teenagers were charged Wednesday as adults in her death.
- New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem that could affect the quality of its pictures.
- High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race
ATLANTA (AP) — She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history.