UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Wednesday it will expel almost two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy, plunging U.K.-Russian relations into their deepest freeze since the Cold War.

  • Written by BY JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

PA race tighter-than-tight; Dem claims win, GOP hangs in

MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.

  • Written by By BILL BARROW, MARC LEVY and STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Facing death penalty, school shooting suspect in court

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Now formally facing the death penalty, the suspect in the Valentine's Day school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida is headed for a court appearance Wednesday on a 34-count indictment.

  • Written by By CURT ANDERSON , AP Legal Affairs Writer

US wholesale prices rise 0.2 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.2 percent in February as a pickup in services prices offset a drop in the cost of food and energy.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer