4 quakes shake Italy, isolating towns blanketed under snow
ROME (AP) ? Four strong earthquakes on Wednesday shook the same region of central Italy that suffered deadly temblors last year, sending quake-rattled residents into panic and further isolating towns that have been buried under more than a meter (3 feet) of snow for days.
Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday, two days before his second term ends.
Gunfire erupts at Mexican private school, 3 woundedMONTERREY, Mexico (AP) ? State officials said a student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, seriously wounding himself, a teacher and another student.
Commerce nominee Ross declares he is pro-trade, pro-union
Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study
The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota, though a federal judge could ...
For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year recordWASHINGTON (AP) ? Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year.
APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture ruleRICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
US stock indexes mixed; bond yields and dollar climb again
U.S. stock indexes were mixed in a listless morning of trading Wednesday, while bond yields and the dollar moved higher again. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 2 points, or 0.1 percent, ...
Mexico pupil shoots at classmates, three dead: official
IMF says Egypt is progressing well with economic reform planCAIRO (AP) ? The International Monetary Fund says Egypt is making progress with its economic reform program, although it will still take time to improve living standards for the whole population.