Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
BALTIMORE (AP) ? Protesters demonstrated outside Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday morning as the first court hearing began Wednesday in the case of six police officers charged in the death of a black man who died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury while in custody.
China to hold big parade, but ordinary folks can't go see it
U.S. private payrolls rise steadily; productivity revised up
U.S. private employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in August despite recent global financial market turmoil, suggesting that labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike this year. The ADP National Employment Report on Wednesday showed private payrolls increased 190,000 last month. While that was below economists' expectations for a gain of 201,000 jobs, it was a step-up from the 177,000 positions created in July.
Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payoutRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? Two North Carolina brothers were each awarded $750,000 on Wednesday, three decades after they were wrongfully convicted in the killing an 11-year-old girl.
New collars monitor pets for pain, problemsLOS ANGELES (AP) ? You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.
US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 1st QtrWASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. banks' earnings jumped 7.3 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier as revenues increased and the volume of soured loans banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before the financial crisis.
U.S. Senator Mikulski gives Obama key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski said on Wednesday she will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving of the deal. Thirty-two Senate Democrats and two independents who vote with the Democrats now back the agreement. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Emily Stephenson)
Actor tries to rescue neighbor in Manhattan high-rise fire
Wall St. up 1 percent as China fears ease
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose more than 1 percent in early trading on Wednesday, rebounding from steep losses a day earlier, after fresh intervention from China to support its markets helped ease a global equities selloff.
Senate Dems have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark victory for President Barack Obama over ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.