US, Russia trade barbs as Security Council addresses Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia blamed each other for Syria's failing cease-fire Wednesday, illustrating why a fractured U.N. Security Council has been unable for more than five years to do anything to stop the Arab country's civil war.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Black American journey finally enshrined in national museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History, it will firmly — and finally — anchor the black experience in the nation's narrative.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press

Protesters in police shooting injure officers, shut highway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that left about a dozen officers injured in North Carolina's largest city and shut down a highway after the fatal shooting of a black man by Charlotte police who said he was armed and posed a threat.

  • Written by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press

Peppered with questions, Wells Fargo CEO seemed taken aback

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan outrage from a Senate panel over accusations of employee misconduct, Well Fargo CEO John Stumpf appeared taken aback by the intensity of the verbal lashing. At a few points, he seemed flustered and stumbled a bit over his words. He bristled at assertions that the alleged opening of millions of customer accounts without their permission was a "scam."

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer

Time gap in offering aid after police shooting stirs concern

ATLANTA (AP) — Philando Castile. Eric Garner. And now Terence Crutcher. Each was a black man killed in a confrontation with an officer, with the aftermath captured on video. And each time, the video leaves the impression of a wounded man left to die alone, with no sense of urgency to try to save him.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press