• Ohio reviewing high school team’s use of tiger cub mascot

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The tiger cub being used to continue a high school football team’s live-mascot tradition this season stays at an out-of-state facility, meaning it doesn’t quite fit under the exemption created for it when Ohio tightened rules on possession of dangerous animals, the state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

    Updated: 10:25 am

  • New collars monitor pets for pain, problems

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals’ physical activity.

  • Police handcuff a protester in Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, near the city's Inner Harbor. Dozens of protesters marched in the street after rallying at a nearby courthouse, where motion hearings for officers charged in Freddie Gray's death were scheduled. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

    Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death in April of a black man who was in their custody.

    Updated: 9:59 am

  • New Britain to get replacement for Rock Cats

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A deal has been reached to replace the minor league baseball team that New Britain is losing to Hartford with a franchise from the independent Atlantic League.

    Updated: 8:51 am

  • Iraqi security forces guard the entrance to a sports complex being built by a Turkish construction company, in the Shiite district of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish workers and engineers working at the site in Baghdad at dawn Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqis security officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.

  • Specialist Jay Woods, right, works with trader John Bishop on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. U.S. and global stock markets were recovering in early morning trading Wednesday after a sharp sell-off a day earlier. Still, investors remain on edge after a plunge in stocks Tuesday that was triggered by reports showing slowing growth in China. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets were recovering in midday trading Wednesday after a sharp sell-off a day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China.

    Updated: 10:21 am

  • Architects reveal plans for proposed St. Louis stadium

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The architects of a new football stadium in St. Louis are planning an arena that will offer more than just football games.

  • In this image released by DreamWorks II Distribution Co., Tom Hanks portrays Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan in a scene from the Steven Spielberg film, "Bridge of Spies." The movie is due to open in U.S. theaters on Oct. 16, 2015. (Jaap Buitendijk/DreamWorks II Distribution Co. via AP)

    Fall Movie Preview: Spielberg plunges into the Cold War

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly three year wait since Steven Spielberg’s last movie (2012’s “Lincoln”) comes to an end this October with the spy thriller “Bridge of Spies.”

  • Ex-NFL running back Phillips charged with killing cellmate

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison.

  • Police chief Nasir Khan Durrani salutes to police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.