• Soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. In November 2016, voters in San Francisco and Oakland will consider a penny per ounce tax on sugar laden drinks such as bottled cola, sports drinks and iced teas in November. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

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    Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

  • 1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America’s 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well.

  • Insurance regulator wants more time to pursue back taxes

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s superintendent of insurance pleaded Wednesday for more time to recover unpaid taxes on insurance premiums and investigate at least one company, after an outside audit uncovered $193 million in uncollected state revenue.

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  • Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tommie Smith and John Carlos voiced their support for Colin Kaepernick and other athletes staging national anthem protests, 48 years after they raised their gloved fists on the medals stand in a symbolic protest at the Olympics.

  • New Mexico high court to settle dispute over pollution rules

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists say New Mexico isn’t going far enough to protect the state’s limited groundwater supplies from copper mining operations.

  • Tie-up of world’s biggest beer makers clears final hurdle

    LONDON (AP) — A deal worth over $100 billion to combine the world’s two biggest beer companies cleared its last major hurdle Wednesday when the shareholders of SABMiller approved the takeover by Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev.

  • Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt prepares to drive his modified Corvette on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Las Vegas. Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down in a crash 16 years ago. His car uses four cameras to monitor his head and transmit his movements to the tires. He breathes into a tube to accelerate and sucks the air out when he wants to brake. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

    Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech’s potential

    DETROIT (AP) — Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He’s raced a sailboat using his chin. But the man who raced in the Indianapolis 500 hasn’t been able to drive around his neighborhood — until now.

  • The Latest: Prosecution rests case against 2 police officers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two police officers standing trial in the shooting death of a homeless man (all times local):

  • PSV's Davy Propper, left, and Rostov's Christian Noboa struggle for a ball during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Rostov and PSV Eindhoven, in Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Str)

    Rostov draws with PSV for first-ever Champions League point

    ROSTOV, Russia (AP) — Two goals from Dmitry Poloz gave Rostov its first-ever Champions League point on Wednesday in a 2-2 draw with PSV Eindhoven.