- Hamas in Gaza says it won't be cowed by Abbas' threats
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, a senior leader said Wednesday, signaling escalating tensions between the militants and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
- FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the country's telecommunications regulator says there will be a vote in May on ditching Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that keep telecoms from favoring some sites and apps.
- Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity
NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday the network has marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity.
- Hungary premier dismisses university fear as EU takes action
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns about his country's new higher education law after the European Union launched legal action amid fears the legislation is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
- Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves
MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third, with all regions contributing except Latin America, which posted losses.
- The Latest: GOP moderate says health bill still has problems
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):
- Trump proposes dramatic tax cuts for companies big and small
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in the taxes paid by corporations big and small Wednesday in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class. But his ambitious plan alarmed lawmakers who worry about ballooning federal deficits.
- Insurer Anthem hands feds deadline on crucial ACA subsidies
Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip.
- California weighs huge health care remake _ dumping insurers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone.
- Death of giant British rabbit adds to United Airlines' woes
LONDON (AP) — United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints.
- Senate nudges Acosta step toward confirmation at Labor
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday nudged President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of labor, Alex Acosta, a step closer to confirmation.
- Lawmakers: Congress close to deal on coal miners' benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire Sunday, coal-state lawmakers said Wednesday.
- McDonald's new dark gray uniforms prompt sci-fi comparisons
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes.
- NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new report finds that NASA's spacewalking suits are in short supply. The suits were developed more than 40 years ago, and a replacement is still years away. That's despite nearly $200 million spent on new suit technology for Mars and other future space travel.
- France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack
PARIS (AP) — France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible.