Wednesday

Jos. A. Bank offers $2.3B for Men’s Wearhouse

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing like getting the brush-off. Jos. A. Bank proposed to acquire its bigger rival Men’s Wearhouse in a $2.3 billion deal that could create a men’s wear juggernaut with close to […]

10/09/2013

In this undated photo released by Jan Adams, a grizzly bear moves in his pen at Cherokee Bear Zoo, in Cherokee, N.C. (AP Photo/Jan Adams)

Tribal elders say they’ll sue Cherokee NC bear zoo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians said Wednesday they’re planning to sue a North Carolina roadside zoo that houses bears in concrete pits on reservation land unless they release […]

09/25/2013

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Mountain lion sighted in Burbank

BURBANK (CNS) – Burbank police said today a mountain lion was seen in a neighborhood bordering the Verdugo Mountains, and they urged homeowners not to leave small children or pets outside unattended. The animal was […]

09/19/2013

Bob Knowles buys a Powerball ticket, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. The giant Powerball jackpots keep coming, with the latest $400 million prize ranking among the largest ever. But soon, lottery players could see even more huge jackpots as organizers of the Mega Millions lottery move ahead with plans to revamp the game and attract more players. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

6 facts about the Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, and it’s considered the nation’s fifth-largest ever. Here are some things to keep in mind ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing. 1. […]

09/17/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead in his cell, and preliminary […]

09/04/2013

From right to left, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senators agree on Syria resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional aides say the top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached agreement on a resolution on using military force against Syria. The aides said the panel planned to consider […]

09/03/2013

In this citizen journalism image provided by the Media Office Of Douma City, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.  (AP Photo/Media Office Of Douma City)

Deadly attack in Syria renews chemical arms claim

BEIRUT (AP) — The images showed lifeless children — wrapped in simple white cloths, their pale faces unmarked by any wound — lined up shoulder to shoulder in a vivid demonstration of an attack Wednesday […]

08/21/2013

A firefighter with the Idaho City Hotshots looks for spot fires during a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith)

Utah fire destroys 13 homes near resort town

WANSHIP, Utah (AP) — A wildfire threatened hundreds of homes Wednesday after destroying more than a dozen others outside the resort town of Park City. The lightning-sparked blaze was among several in the West where […]

08/14/2013

Smoke from the Silver Fire in Banning, Calif., blankets downtown Palm Springs, Calif.,Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Michael Snyder)

3 hurt in Silver Fire, some can’t evacuate

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Residents and sheriff’s deputies were left without an escape route and stuck inside an evacuation area Wednesday night as a huge and growing Southern California wildfire left three people injured and […]

08/07/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt says diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military-backed interim leadership proclaimed Wednesday that a crackdown against two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim […]

08/07/2013

Onlookers watch as black smoke billows from the international arrival unit  of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Segeni Ngethe)

Inferno roars through E. Africa’s largest airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small fire at Kenya’s main airport swelled into a roaring inferno Wednesday that destroyed part of East Africa’s largest aviation hub and hampered air travel across the continent. Firefighters were […]

08/07/2013

Austrian skateboarder Andreas Sabitzer, 30, performs a trick in the Malecon in Havana, Cuba.(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. FORT HOOD DEFENDANT ADMITS HE WAS THE SHOOTER With his life hanging in the balance, the Army […]

08/07/2013

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