Coast Guard: Fire burns on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard and crew members of surrounding vessels were responding to a pre-dawn fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, authorities said Thursday morning.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN and BERNARD McGHEE , Associated Press

Trump names Wall Street lawyer Clayton as SEC chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose a Wall Street attorney with experience in corporate mergers and public stock launches as his nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

'Daddy's dead?' Chilling 911 call played in church case

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — For about 20 harrowing minutes, Jennifer Pinckney huddled under a desk with her 6-year-old daughter, her hand clasped over the girl's mouth to keep her quiet as Dylann Roof opened fire. Not knowing for certain if the danger had passed, Pinckney dialed 911 and breathlessly told an operator she had heard shots inside Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press