NBC News fires Matt Lauer over inappropriate sexual behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News fired longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer on Wednesday for "inappropriate sexual behavior," making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week.


  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer

Skeptical Democrats to quiz Trump health pick on drug prices


WASHINGTON (AP) — Skeptical Democratic senators are getting a chance to question President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary about what he'll do about rising drug prices and the future of "Obamacare."


  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

Police: Man arrested in Tampa killings brought gun to work


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in a string of four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood was arrested after he brought a loaded gun to his job at a McDonald's and asked a co-worker to hold it, authorities said.


Facing pressure, House nears OK of anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under heavy pressure to address burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House moved toward easy approval Wednesday of a bipartisan measure requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Judge sides with Trump's pick to take over consumer agency


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president's choice to temporarily run the nation's top consumer financial watchdog and, for the moment, ended a two-way battle for leadership of the agency.