Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he'll push state legislators to spend millions to battle the massive algae bloom fouling some of the state's southern rivers and beaches.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US stocks turn higher as drugmakers, consumer companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are recovering to make modest gains Wednesday afternoon as drug and consumer companies trade higher. Investors snap up bonds, keeping yields on long-term Treasury notes near all-time lows. The prices of gold and silver, which are around two-year highs, rose further.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

In lawsuit, Gretchen Carlson alleges sex harassment at Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was fired after she refused his sexual advances.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Feds open investigation into deadly police shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of a black man who authorities say had a gun as he wrestled with two white officers on the pavement outside a convenience store.

  • Written by MIKE KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing slap to Speaker Paul Ryan and his effort to mount a legislative response to last month's Orlando mass shooting.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press