Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Obama post

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.

  • Written by JOHN RABY, Associated Press

5 Utah students stabbed at high school, teen in custody

OREM, Utah (AP) — Five students were stabbed inside the boys' locker room of their Utah high school Tuesday and a 16-year-old student was taken into custody after school workers risked their lives to box him into a corner, police said.

  • Written by BRADY MCCOMBS, Associated Press LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Obama: World leaders must heed people's economic fears

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Drawing a broad lesson from the election of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that world leaders need to pay attention to people's very real fears of economic dislocation and inequality in the midst of globalization.

  • Written by ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Energy and technology stocks gain, sending US indexes higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as the price of oil soars, sending energy companies higher. Big technology stocks, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally, turned sharply higher. Microsoft, Facebook and Google's parent company, Alphabet, all posted solid gains.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer