Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Suit: Louisiana voter registration law is discriminatory

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A century-old Louisiana law discriminates against foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens by arbitrarily subjecting them to "heightened" voter registration requirements that don't apply to native-born citizens, civil rights groups claim in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer JOAN LOWY, AP Auto Writer

Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles.

  • Written by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press MARY HUDETZ, Associated Press

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

  • Written by CAROLE FELDMAN, Associated Press JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press