DETROIT - Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan will control about two-thirds of city operations once he takes office next month, the Detroit News reported Wednesday.
FORT MEADE, Maryland - An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was for the second day in a row expelled from a courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal on Wednesday for being disruptive.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Concerns among Hispanics that signing up for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law may draw the scrutiny of immigration authorities has hurt enrollment, according to advocates of the policy.
ATLANTA - A federal judge has blocked Georgia's plan to charge low-income residents $5 per month for cell phone service that currently is provided free of charge.
ATLANTA - A store owner in Atlanta said she was thrilled to learn on Wednesday that her shop, and another in San Jose, California, had sold winning tickets for an estimated $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second biggest in U.S. lottery history. | Video
BOSTON - A Harvard University student who told investigators that he had sent hoax e-mails claiming there were bombs planted around the school this week to get out of taking a final exam was due in court on Wednesday to face criminal charges.
NEW YORK - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives his final major policy speech on Wednesday, two weeks before he steps down after three terms in office.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet on Wednesday with a panel he appointed to review privacy issues related to government surveillance programs, days after the group submitted a report and recommendations on their findings, the White House said.
- Insurance companies are struggling with a new request by the Obama administration to make sure people receive medical benefits under healthcare reform come January 1, even if they miss a sign-up deadline set for next Monday.
PHILADELPHIA - The Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, battered since 2011 by a high-profile child sex abuse scandal, said on Sunday it had found five priests previously placed on administrative leave, including one accused of sexual abuse, unsuitable to hold their ministry.