Iraqi officials: US captured top IS chemical arms engineer

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group's unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid last month in northern Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. officials told The Associated Press, the first known major success of Washington's more aggressive policy of pursuing IS militants on the ground.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

Man suspected of killing 5 in Missouri, Kansas captured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican national suspected of killing his neighbor and three other men at his neighbor's Kansas home before killing another man about 170 miles away in Missouri was arrested early Wednesday, authorities said.

  • Written by JIM SUHR, Associated Press

3 days of mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan begin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three days of formal mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan began Wednesday with a private service before her casket was taken in a police-escorted motorcade up an empty freeway for a public viewing at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

  • Written by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press

Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture's research and development site outside Seattle.

  • Written by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Sanders is surprise victor in Michigan; Trump keeps winning

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bernie Sanders breathed new life into his longshot White House bid with a crucial win in Michigan's primary Tuesday night, chipping away at Hillary Clinton's dominance in the Democratic presidential race. Republican Donald Trump swept to victory in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, overcoming fierce efforts to blunt his momentum.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press