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.
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 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
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 - 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 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.
FORT MEADE, Maryland - An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was expelled from a courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal on Tuesday for being disruptive.
DENVER - The teenage gunman who stormed a Colorado high school last week, critically wounding a classmate, intended to attack five classrooms and scrawled on his forearm the Latin phrase meaning, "The die has been cast," investigators said on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - The man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport last month, killing a federal security screener and wounding three other people, was indicted on Tuesday on charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder of federal officers.
- A man opened fire on Tuesday in a Reno, Nevada, medical building, killing one person and injuring two others before he died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.