- Health care sign-ups pick up but may not close gap
WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.
- NASA: Cooling pump on space station shuts down
WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the six crewmen on board.
- Year after Newtown, gun control groups keep hope
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence — no matter how long it takes.
- Pilot who crashed at SFO worried about landing
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilot of the jet that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport last summer worried privately before takeoff about handling the Boeing 777, especially because runway construction meant he would have to land without any help from a common type of guidance system.
- Another man freed in Chicago police torture saga
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — During his more than 30 years behind bars, Stanley Wrice insisted he was innocent, that Chicago police had beat him until he confessed to a rape he didn't commit. On Wednesday, he walked out of an Illinois prison a free man, thanks to a judge's order that served as a reminder that one of the darkest chapters in the city's history is far from over.
- Jury acquits ex-cop in fatal post-Katrina shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday acquitted a former New Orleans police officer of fatally shooting a man without justification outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
- Witness on day of 2008 arrest: 'Madoff Implodes'
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff's former right-hand man summed up his boss' arrest exactly five years ago with two words: "Madoff Implodes."
- In protest, Festivus pole put up at Fla. Capitol
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Talk about an airing of grievances.
- Parents of Ga. teen found dead in mat want inquiry
ATLANTA (AP) — During a rally at the state Capitol Wednesday, lawyers for the family of a Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat called on the governor to order a coroner's inquest.
- Verdict not reached in sentencing of Ariz. inmate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal jury deliberating the sentence for Arizona inmate John McCluskey failed to reach a unanimous verdict on Wednesday, meaning the judge will sentence him to life in prison for murdering a retired Oklahoma couple.