Feds: 80 charged in prison racketeering, drug conspiracies

BALTIMORE (AP) — Correctional officers at Maryland's largest state prison for years helped scores of inmates smuggle narcotics, tobacco, pornography and cellphones into the facility in exchange for money and sex, according to a pair of sweeping federal indictments against 35 inmates, 18 jail guards and 27 "outside facilitators" unsealed Wednesday.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Portugal's Guterres, likely UN chief, wants to build bridges

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres, who is virtually certain to be the next U.N. secretary-general, says he wants to be "an honest broker, a bridge-builder and someone who tries to create conditions for consensus."

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Report: Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday.


3 win Nobel chemistry prize for world's tiniest machines

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines, work that could revolutionize computer technology and lead to a new type of battery.

  • Written by KARL RITTER, Associated Press

Officials worried about complacency as Matthew nears Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida canceled classes along its Atlantic coastline and theme parks kept a watchful eye as Hurricane Matthew headed toward the East Coast.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press