Judge: NYC can fine chains that don't post salt warnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Large chain restaurants and fast-food eateries in the nation's most populous city can be fined up to $600 beginning next week for not posting salt warnings on menu items that contain more than the recommended daily dose of sodium, a judge ruled Wednesday.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press

Polygamous sect leaders facing food stamp fraud charges

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators say they noticed something strange when they began tracking food stamp transactions coming out of two small convenience stores in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border.

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

Speaker: Legal steps to stop Obama from closing Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after the president unveiled his plan to shutter the facility and move the detainees to the United States.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid skepticism

BEIRUT (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in the Syria conflict, including President Bashar Assad, ahead of a U.S.-Russia-engineered cease-fire, as the opposition voiced concerns that the truce due to begin later this week will only benefit the Syrian government.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press