Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

Macy's tests artificial intelligence tool to improve service

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in — like where a particular brand is located or what's in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Top US admiral says China exchanges conditional on safety

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. admiral said Wednesday that friendly exchanges with China's navy are conditional on safe interactions at sea, an indication of Washington's concern over recent fractious encounters with Chinese forces in and over the disputed South China Sea.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Russian balloon more than halfway to circumnavigating globe

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 65-year-old Russian adventurer was battling sleep deprivation, freezing temperatures and ice in his oxygen mask but was ahead of schedule for his record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop, his son said on Wednesday.

  • Written by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press

Most lanes of bridge reopen after crane collapse outside NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Most of the lanes of the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City have reopened after a crane collapsed across the entire width of the bridge, but transportation officials are still advising motorists to plan for extra delays during the Wednesday morning commute.

  • Written by EZRA KAPLAN, Associated Press