First aid convoy since 2012 reaches Syrian suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — A besieged suburb of Syria's capital received humanitarian aid Wednesday for the first time since 2012, as the United Nations said it was looking into "every possible means" to reach besieged Syrians now that a deadline set by world powers has passed.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

No civil rights charges in shooting of Minneapolis black man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's U.S. attorney on Wednesday declined to file criminal civil rights charges against two white Minneapolis police officers in the November shooting death of a black man that sparked weeks of protests.

  • Written by JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press

Fallujah fight stalled by fierce fighting, civilian concerns

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi military's advance into Fallujah was stalled Wednesday by fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters and concerns over protecting tens of thousands of civilians still trapped inside the strategic city, officials said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

Florida: Disaster coming without help on Zika fight

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state will experience a Zika disaster if federal authorities don't immediately provide money to help battle the virus.