- Woman reaches plea deal in Phoenix airport security breach
PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who crashed her car through a security gate at Phoenix's airport three years ago and drove onto a runway with her infant son in the vehicle has reached a plea deal in which she won't serve any time in jail.
- Growing push to expose more students to computer science
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Moving her finger over the laptop trackpad, 6-year-old Lauren Meek drags and drops a block of code to build a set of instructions. She clicks the "run" button and watches as the character moves through a maze. She then pumps her fist in excitement.
- Jury to deliberate 8th day in ex-coal CEO Blankenship trial
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jurors are starting their eighth full day of deliberations in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.
- Air quality issues topic of Utah Supreme Court hearing
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Environmental advocates will try to persuade the Utah Supreme Court Wednesday that the state's approval of an oil refinery expansion would add to air quality woes in northern Utah, parts of which suffer from some of the nation's worst air in winter.
- Matthews returns and Mavs defeat Trail Blazers 115-112 in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — First, Wesley Matthews appreciated the ovation. Then he appreciated the win.
- Lobster, schlobster: Seaweed is Maine's hot new product
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — It's green, it's gooey and it's giving Maine's famous lobsters a run for their money.
- Lawsuit: NYC landlords pushing out seniors, disabled
NEW YORK (AP) — Inspired by his own experience living in a New York City apartment building that was converted into high-priced condos, a 71-year-old former state regulator is taking on developers citywide on behalf of seniors and disabled tenants.
- Australia's economy gathers pace in September quarter
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The threat of recession in Australia receded with new data on Wednesday showing the economy gathered pace in the most recent quarter as mining exports grew.
- Asian stock markets uneven as economic data weighed
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday after weakness in U.S. economic data was tempered by an upbeat Australian growth report.
- Facebook CEO, now a father, will give away most of his money
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they'll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to solving the world's problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max.
- Asian stock markets uneven ahead of ECB decision, jobs data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting and a monthly U.S. job report later in the week that could cement a Fed interest rate hike this month.
- Texas governor makes little progress on Cuba business trip
HAVANA (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott enjoyed dinner and a private concert in Havana but made little progress in finding opportunities for Texas businesses on the second day of a three-day trip to Cuba.
- AP source: Red Sox agree to 7-year, $217M deal with Price
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David Price have agreed to terms on a seven-year free-agent deal worth $217 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
- Nader scores 21, No. 5 Iowa State tops North Dakota St 84-64
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Abdel Nader scored 21 points, Jameel McKay had 15 to go with a career-high 19 rebounds and fifth-ranked Iowa State beat North Dakota State 84-64 on Tuesday night
- Giving it away: A look at past decade's $1 billion donations
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's pledge to give away Facebook stock worth $45 billion puts him at the forefront of a philanthropic class that has promised to donate most of their fortunes.