WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Dave Brat came down the hallway on his way to his office, a bag slung over his shoulder and no aide in sight, and bent over to take a swig from a public water fountain. It's a sight you rarely see from members of Congress, who usually drink from the water in their offices.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf man serving a life sentence for murder was framed by his brother, supporters of the inmate insist, but in a surprise twist, a third brother showed up to a parole hearing Wednesday and said both his siblings are guilty.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama's step-grandmother received an award Wednesday for her efforts to ensure that people in her Kenyan village get what she never had — the chance to go to school.
A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow by Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another storm expected to drop 2 to 3 feet more was on its way.
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting head of the U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday that the agency charged with protecting the president had been "severely damaged" by harmful lapses, including allowing a knife-carrying man to jump a fence and run into the White House in September. Joseph Clancy told the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee he had sought to establish a culture of trust within the Secret Service since replacing Julia Pierson, who resigned under fire as director on Oct. 1. ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early use of a statin can have a legacy effect, perhaps changing someone's odds of disease for good.
By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton on Wednesday dismissed as misleading a New York Times report that he owes millions of dollars in unpaid taxes and an organization he heads did not pay federal payroll taxes for its employees. The Times reported Sharpton and his for-profit business face state and federal tax liens of more than $4.5 million. ...
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson officials have postponed a hearing on whether an infantryman should face a court-martial in the shooting death of another soldier when they were deployed in Jordan.