Big Food's biggest trend? Crusading against Big Food

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gathered for a free music festival, a crowd waits to see one of the headline attractions — an exhibit about fast-food ingredients.

  • Written by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region

WAKHAN, Afghanistan (AP) — In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

Obama, Hill leaders meet ahead of federal funding deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress ahead of a month's-end deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown, and with money all but gone to address the worsening Zika crisis.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings

NEW YORK (AP) — California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

On 9/11 anniversary, Obama hails 'true spirit of 9/11'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing the values and resilience that he says both define and sustains Americans, President Barack Obama on Saturday honored the nearly 3,000 souls that were lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as well as the bravery of survivors and the emergency personnel who responded, and the work of scores of others who have labored since to keep the homeland safe.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press