Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Suit: Louisiana voter registration law is discriminatory

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A century-old Louisiana law discriminates against foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens by arbitrarily subjecting them to "heightened" voter registration requirements that don't apply to native-born citizens, civil rights groups claim in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer JOAN LOWY, AP Auto Writer