Chicago mayor apologizes for teen's death, vows reforms

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, known for keeping vise-like control over Chicago and his own political image, finds himself in the weakest position of his long public career as he struggles to respond to a police scandal, claims of cover-ups at City Hall and calls for his resignation.

  • Written by SARA BURNETT, Associated Press

Global stocks slip, oil prices resume decline

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell on Thursday after consecutive losses on Wall Street, while oil prices dropped further below their lowest level since the global financial crisis.

  • Written by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer

Judge rejects Texas' latest attempt to block Syrian refugees

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge knocked Texas for offering "largely speculative hearsay" about extremists possibly infiltrating Syrian refugees seeking to resettle in the state, rejecting another attempt by Republican leaders to keep out families fleeing the war-torn country.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

States throw money at military bases to keep them open

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — States with large military bases are filling what is traditionally the federal government's role by picking up the tab for construction and repairs, saying they can't afford not to.

  • Written by JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press