NEW YORK (AP) - The guide dog that leaped onto subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell off a station platform is assured a loving home after his retirement.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A man was arrested on suspicion of arson and murder in a wildfire over the summer that destroyed dozens of homes and left one person dead in rural Northern California, a fire official confirmed on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve says it will reduce its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January, citing a stronger U.S. job market. And it says it will take further steps to reduce the pace of the purchases next year if that improvement continues.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government aircraft dumped barrels packed with explosives on at least four opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo on Wednesday, the fourth day of stepped-up airstrikes on the contested northern city, activists said.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top prosecutor referred Wednesday toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial for conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and others to carry out a campaign of violence to destabilize the country following his ouster.
GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) - Molly, a bottlenose dolphin in her early 50s, can't see very well and requires special care. The staff at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys is teaching her to respond to verbal and touch-related signals before she loses her sight completely.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
ATLANTA (AP) - Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it will reform hiring practices after revelations that 80 deputies had criminal convictions, histories of misconduct or other problem backgrounds.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a hospital campus in Reno on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding two others before turning the weapon on himself.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A 4-foot long alligator named Wally will be allowed to greet patrons of a Michigan restaurant.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of a deadly shooting spree at the Los Angeles International Airport on first-degree murder charges.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific.
WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) - Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced march to an eastern New Mexico internment camp.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities has agreed to pay a $24.5 million penalty for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left more than 400,000 customers without lights and a power-line failure electrocuted three family members, state regulators announced Thursday.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - Officials say 10 people are unaccounted for after a fire that destroyed a motel at the Jersey shore, killing three people.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian forces seized three Ukrainian warships Thursday and Ukraine said its troops were being threatened in Crimea as the U.S. announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have proposed a $24.5 million penalty for Southern California Edison after a 2011 windstorm that left more than 400,000 without power and an incident in which three people were electrocuted.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A freighter used searchlights early Friday to scan rough seas in one of the remotest places on Earth after satellite images detected possible pieces from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A suspect in the killing of a sheriff's deputy in California has been linked to the case of a 79-year-old man who was shot and killed before his body was found by officials responding to a fire, authorities said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Departing Time Warner Cable Inc. executives are in line to receive "golden parachute" compensation totaling around $135 million as part of Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of the cable operator.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the first day of spring, there's some bad news for the weather-weary nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, targeting President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff and 19 other individuals as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is concentrating on two objects located by satellite and identified by analysts as possible debris. A summary of the latest information from Australian maritime authorities and others involved in the investigation:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Roy Orbison's three sons are all musicians but never really got to play music with their dad - until now.