Stocks decline ahead of Fed meeting minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell Wednesday as investors waited to hear from the Federal Reserve about what was next for its massive bond-buying program. More disappointing news from retailers also weighed on the market. In…

Stocks slip in midday trading ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — More weakness from retailers is sending the stock market lower in midday trading on Wall Street. Investors were also on edge ahead of the release later Wednesday of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest…

One Direction’s Malik engaged to Perrie Edwards

LONDON (AP) — One Direction has one less eligible bachelor. Band member Zayn Malik is engaged to Perrie Edwards of the group Little Mix. They’re both 20. Edwards was spotted wearing a diamond ring Tuesday at One Direction…

Sept. date set for man in Vegas CHP officer crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man is due for an initial appearance in a Las Vegas court on felony charges alleging he stole and crashed a pickup, killing an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and his brother-in-law. It’s…

Angry Chinese bus driver hits and injures 27

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a bus driver angry over being punished by his company has driven a bus into a pack of bicyclists and motorcyclists, injuring 27 people. The state-run China News Service says the…

A look at Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Here’s a look at the key elements of…

Brother testifies for defense in Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians in an attack on two villages faced emotional victims and their relatives as prosecutors pressed their case to keep him behind bars for life.…

Judge adjourns Fort Hood trial until Thursday

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military judge has adjourned the Fort Hood trial for the day after the soldier accused in the shooting called no witnesses and rested his case. Col. Tara Osborn said Wednesday the trial…

Israeli links Turkish leader to Nazi propagandist

JERUSALEM (AP) — A powerful partner of Israel’s prime minister says the Turkish prime minister’s incitement against Israel makes him a successor to Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels. Turkey’s prime minister has accused Israel of being behind the ouster…

Drake to perform at VMAs; Swift, Gomez to attend

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the latest A-list musician set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The rapper joins a hefty list of performers, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kanye…

Smoke fills Paris sky after fire in tourist area

PARIS (AP) — A fire at a construction site on the grounds of an 18th-century Paris hotel sent clouds of black smoke into the sky, visible more than a mile (two kilometers) from the heart of the city’s…

Iran says refugees from 2009 protests may return

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s intelligence minister says opposition supporters who fled the country during street protests following the disputed 2009 presidential election have no reason to fear returning to Iran. Iranian state TV broadcast Mahmoud Alavi as…
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Chevy pickup most stolen

A not-for-profit organization targeting insurance fraud and vehicle theft says large Chevrolet pickup trucks were the type of vehicle most reported stolen in Ohio last year and were ranked fourth on the national list.…

Rights group wants answers over UK leaks reaction

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government ordered the country’s top civil servant to ask the Guardian newspaper to destroy data leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, senior ministers said Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg defended…

Jordan’s king swears in 13 new Cabinet ministers

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The royal palace says Jordan’s King Abdullah II has sworn in 13 new Cabinet ministers, enlarging the government as part of promised reforms. The long expected reshuffle is the first since Prime Minister Abdullah…

Germany: deadly shooting followed fraud dispute

BERLIN (AP) — A shooting at a property owners’ meeting in southwestern Germany that left three people including the suspected shooter dead followed a long-running dispute over bills, officials said Wednesday. The alleged assailant was a recreational marksman…

Big Sean finds spotlight by staying out of it

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Big Sean has discovered that in order to find the spotlight, sometimes you have to stay out of it. The rapper put Miley Cyrus front-and-center in his recent “Fire” music video, with his…

Police: Man committed suicide at Newton-John home

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida have identified a contractor who apparently killed himself inside a home owned by singer Olivia Newton-John and her husband. Jupiter police say an autopsy found that 41-year-old Christopher Pariseleti died…

Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton. In the near future, Parton sees a resort hotel lobby with a three-story window that frames…

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” has died in New York. She was 95. An NPR spokeswoman says she died of natural causes Tuesday night…