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The quest to end lost airline luggage

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:13pm

Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit.

Police look into whether sun glare was factor in kayak crash

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:00pm

Authorities are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in an accident in which a ferry departing a Manhattan pier slammed into a group of kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking some into the Hudson River.

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:33pm

The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century is scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.

Vote on whether to remove president nears in Brazil's Senate

Mauricio Savarese and Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21pm

Senators debated the fate of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff into the wee hours of Wednesday, then planned a short break before casting votes that will decide whether to remove her permanently as leader of Latin America's most populous country.

Law takes effect scrapping cap on alcohol content for beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21pm

Craft brewers in Ohio now have the freedom to make boozier beers.

AP Explains: Brazil's president under impeachment trial

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:12pm

The impeachment fight in Brazil over whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office has been about more than the charges that she mismanaged the federal budget. The Associated Press explains how it got to this point and how the trial is playing out:

Budget maneuvers are basis of trial of Brazil's president

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:11pm

Here is a look at the allegations against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in her Senate impeachment trial and how they compare to previous administrations:

Mexico president to deliver annual report on a troubled year

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:10pm

When President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers his annual report to congress, he'll reflect on a year that has seen rising homicide rates, a sluggish economy and a midterm electoral rout of his party.

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:41pm

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

Asian stocks mixed ahead of US jobs data

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:32pm

Asian stocks were mixed in listless trading Wednesday ahead of key jobs data later this week in the U.S. that could lead to higher interest rates.

The Latest: Trump says immigrants taking minorities' jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:30pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Police: 5 injured when ferry hits kayakers on Hudson River

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:20pm

Five kayakers were injured Tuesday when they were struck by a ferry departing a Manhattan pier and tossed into the Hudson River, police said.

Senators want info on driver of bus that crashed, killing 2

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:51pm

Louisiana's U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen.

Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:12pm

FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year.

Newmont inks deal to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:41pm

Newmont Mining Corp. officials signed an agreement Tuesday with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West in exchange for assurances it will be allowed to develop other public lands in the future in the largest gold mining state in the nation.

Prankster who tossed crickets on subway train arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:12pm

A Brooklyn woman who tossed hundreds of live crickets and worms on a crowded subway train last week as part of a video prank was arrested Tuesday.

Los Angeles police: Singer Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:11pm

Los Angeles police: Singer Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Gov. Matt Mead says more budget cuts would require layoffs

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:11pm

Wyoming won't be able to implement further budget cuts, if necessary, without laying off state employees, the governor said Tuesday.

Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:02pm

Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue.

Lawyer investigating lead at Indiana housing complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:01pm

An attorney for families in an Indiana public housing complex slated to be demolished because of lead contamination says he's investigating whether public officials knew about the problem and allowed children to be "poisoned."