WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas physician stood shackled in court and pleaded not guilty Wednesday to drugging and sexually assaulting at least 14 patients, including a 16-year-old girl whose alleged attack was videotaped.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard plans to end its search at sunset for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin, officials announced Wednesday afternoon.
The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon college exchanged fire with two police officers, who struck him once before he retreated to a classroom and killed himself, authorities said on Wednesday as they hailed the officers as heroes. Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg at a news conference said he found the two plainclothes officers were justified in opening fire on the gunman after he carried out the rampage Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. The shooting carried out by Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, ranks as the deadliest in the United States in two years and the bloodiest in modern Oregon history.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For years, police nationwide have used patrol car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of peoples' cars, uploading the images into databases they've used to identify suspects in crimes from theft to murder.
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and search teams found the bodies of two people who died after they drove around a barricade and into standing water.