Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria's eastern rebel-held Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and medics said.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer

Black man shot dead by police near San Diego, probe underway

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential

DETROIT (AP) — Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin. But the man who raced in the Indianapolis 500 hasn't been able to drive around his neighborhood — until now.

  • Written by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press