Trump chooses SC Gov Nikki Haley to be ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the first woman tapped for a top-level administration post during his White House transition so far.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press

Airstrike hits Mosul bridge, disrupting IS supply lines

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on Wednesday "disabled" a fourth bridge across the Tigris River in Mosul, leaving only one intact crossing in the northern Iraqi city and further disrupting the Islamic State group's supply lines.

  • Written by BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

Unusually late Hurricane Otto takes aim at Central America

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An unusually late Hurricane Otto swirled over the Caribbean just off Central America, heading toward a possible landfall in Costa Rica, which hasn't seen such a storm since reliable record-keeping began in 1851.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US stocks recede from record highs; drugmakers skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday morning after setting records the last two days. Health care companies are taking some of the biggest losses. Drugmaker Eli Lilly is plunging after a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease failed in a study. Technology stocks are also lower after HP released a weak profit forecast.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer