Creator of McDonald's flagship sandwich, the Big Mac, dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — You probably don't know his name, but you've almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.

  • Written by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

Prosecutor: Officer acted lawfully in black man's killing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man outside an apartment complex touched off several nights of unrest in the city was justified in opening fire and will not face charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press; TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press

House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Wednesday, ratifying the status quo in a changing Washington despite widespread frustration over the party's direction.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote, making it the third state where she's asked for another look at a race narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

UN further tightens North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to further tighten sanctions on North Korea following months of diplomatic wrangling over how best to respond to North Korea's latest nuclear test in September and their repeated defiance of international sanctions and diplomatic pressure.

  • Written by MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press