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  • Highlights of Justice Department report on Ferguson police

    The Justice Department has released its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, concluding that city law enforcement practices are discriminatory and unconstitutional and calling for sweeping changes. Here are some of the highlights of the…

  • Mandarin Oriental investigating potential credit card breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Upscale hotel chain Mandarin Oriental says it is investigating a potential credit card breach at its hotels. “Unfortunately incidents of this nature are increasingly becoming an industrywide concern,” the company said…

  • Second Los Angeles hospital reports ‘superbug’ infections

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” linked to a type of medical scope that’s used on more than a half-million people in the U.S.…

  • Feds: Evidence backs Ferguson officer’s account in shooting

    A federal investigation that cleared a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for killing Michael Brown concluded that the physical evidence and credible witnesses all bolster the officer’s account that he feared for his life when he…

  • House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak’s popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.…

  • Alex Johnson, AL batting champ in 1970, dies at age 72

    DETROIT (AP) — Alex Johnson, who played 13 years in the majors and won the AL batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72. Alex Johnson Jr. said Wednesday that…

  • Indexes___________________________Close_____Dly Chg___Week Chg__Ytd Chg

    Balanced Fund 9791.24 – .22 – .59 + 2.06 Corporate A-Rated Debt 1816.82 + .03 – .84 + .79 Emerging Markets 279.63 – .85 – 1.27 + 2.04 Equity Income Fund 9068.20 – .41 –…

  • SKorean media say US ambassador attacked and hurt

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. TV images…

  • Posey has 2-run double in Giants’ 9-2 loss to A’s

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey doubled in two runs and walked in his first appearance of the spring, but Josh Reddick had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in leading the…

  • California mom charged with manslaughter in death of infant

    WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an infant found dead near the Sacramento River was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child. Samantha Green, 23, of Woodland…

  • Quintana looks sharp, White Sox beat Dodgers 6-4

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Forget about opening day. Jose Quintana just wants to have a better spring than he had last year. Quintana pitched two perfect innings, Alexei Ramirez drove in three runs and the…

  • Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While 72 passengers have settled their personal-injury claims stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago, other people are continuing their legal fight with…

  • 2 killed in shootings at California nightclub, gas station

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed and five others were wounded in shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station early Wednesday, authorities said. Gunfire erupted as up to…

  • Merkel dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout

    BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union’s executive branch cautioned Wednesday against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout. Though Greece’s new left-wing government has insisted…

  • Report: J&J close to deal to buy partner Pharmacyclics

    Health care giant Johnson & Johnson reportedly is close to buying biopharmaceutical company Pharmacyclics, its longtime partner in developing blood cancer treatment Imbruvica. London’s Financial Times reports “people familiar with the matter” say Johnson &…