ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An explosion in northern New Jersey that leveled a duplex "like a pancake" Wednesday and knocked a next-door neighbor out of bed killed one resident and left two other people in critical condition with severe burns, officials said.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chipotle started reopening its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday after an E. coli outbreak sickened about 45 people, a high-profile example of foodborne illnesses that are more common than the public realizes, health experts say.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's police chief says he's proud of officers who were seen on video extinguishing an American flag set on fire by a protester and respectfully folding it outside the Republican presidential debate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man arrested outside the White House after allegedly using a slingshot to fire a small object over the fence had been arrested previously at the U.S. Capitol for breaking a window.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union's decision Wednesday to start labeling Israeli products made in the West Bank delivered a resounding show of international disapproval over Israel's expansion of Jewish settlements and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renew peace efforts with the Palestinians.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's next police commissioner said Wednesday he would expand the use of officer body cameras in the department and limit police stops to when there is reasonable suspicion rather than employ "stop and frisk" tactics.
LONDON (AP) — The world's two biggest beer makers will join forces to create a company that produces almost a third of the world's beer. But in the U.S., the deal will not bring arch rivals Budweiser and Miller under the same roof.
A 19-year-old white man suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty was arrested Wednesday, authorities said, adding to the racial tensions at the heart of the protests that led to the resignations of two University of Missouri leaders earlier this week.