What the 114th Congress did and didn't do

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

NYC runner's killing puts a DNA technique under a microscope

NEW YORK (AP) — With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer's relatives.

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Colleges pushed to note sexual misconduct on transcripts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts.

  • Written by BILL DRAPER, Associated Press