Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he'll push state legislators to spend millions to battle the massive algae bloom fouling some of the state's southern rivers and beaches.


US stocks turn higher as drugmakers, consumer companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are recovering to make modest gains Wednesday afternoon as drug and consumer companies trade higher. Investors snap up bonds, keeping yields on long-term Treasury notes near all-time lows. The prices of gold and silver, which are around two-year highs, rose further.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

In lawsuit, Gretchen Carlson alleges sex harassment at Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was fired after she refused his sexual advances.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Feds open investigation into deadly police shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of a black man who authorities say had a gun as he wrestled with two white officers on the pavement outside a convenience store.

  • Written by MIKE KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing slap to Speaker Paul Ryan and his effort to mount a legislative response to last month's Orlando mass shooting.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press