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

Coroner: Navy SEAL instructor dunked trainee before death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California medical examiner ruled the death of a Navy SEAL trainee a homicide, saying his instructor repeatedly dunked him during a pool exercise while the 21-year-old was struggling, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slow its troop drawdown in Afghanistan, leaving a force of 8,400 when President Barack Obama completes his term, the president announced Wednesday in a blunt acknowledgment that America will remain entangled there despite his aspirations to end the war.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press