In parting words to UN, Obama calls for 'course correction'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a closing dispatch to the world he's tried to shape, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other major powers have only limited ability to solve the world's most profound problems, including Syria's civil war. He lamented the "cycles of conflict and suffering" that seem to kick in every time humanity finally seems to be getting it right.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

UN suspends all convoys in Syria after attack on aid trucks

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian aid agency suspended all convoys in Syria on Tuesday following deadly airstrikes on aid trucks the previous night that activists said killed at least 12 people, mostly truck drivers and Red Crescent workers.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

FDA Oks 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.

  • Written by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Banks focus more on new accounts _ and the fees they bring

NEW YORK (AP) — When Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, it won't be just his bank under fire for turning friendly branches into high-pressure sales centers. It'll be the entire industry.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

Prosecutor: Gov. Christie was told about plan to close lanes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal prosecutor told jurors on Monday that a witness will testify that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told about a plan to close traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge as part of a political vendetta while the shutdown was happening, a claim Christie has contested for years.

  • Written by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press