WASHINGTON—U.S. flooding patterns have shown some regional changes but no countrywide shift despite heavier rains spawned by global warming, a study by U.S. and Austrian researchers said on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Findings that the biggest changes were in the Upper Mississippi Valley, northern Great Plains and New England could help focus resources in dealing with a changing climate, said Stacey Archfield, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist and one of the study's authors.
LOS ANGELES—The Oct. 1 season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" will see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump going toe-to-toe once again—with a familiar face playing the Republican presidential nominee. Alec Baldwin will be playing Trump in what will likely be a parody of the nominees' recent presidential debate, as shown in a new promo that NBC released on Wednesday, Sept. 28. In it, Baldwin can be seen getting into character, donning some bushy white eyebrows and suit jacket.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. Lawmakers voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday to Dec. 9. The vote sends the measure on to the House of Representatives, which also was expected to approve it.
A teenager shot and wounded two children and a teacher at an elementary school in South Carolina, before being taken into custody on Wednesday, police said at a news conference...
WASHINGTON—Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday that the police tactic known as "stop and frisk" is an important tool when used right. Comey told the panel that police who search citizens without stating the reason should explain after the encounter why they decided to do so. The tactic has been struck down in some courts as a form of racial profiling, but Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for its return.
BEIJING—Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, Sept. 28, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing, Manning said there was great potential for the CAFL to succeed. The league has six teams competing in its inaugural season.
Brewing company Anheuser-Busch has agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. anti-bribery laws and also "chilled a whistleblower," the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday, Sept. 28. An SEC investigation found that Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A. used third-party sales promoters to make improper payments to officials in India to boost sales and production, the SEC said.
NEW YORK - Gogo Inc, a major provider of in-flight internet to airlines, plans to announce a faster version of its air-to-ground system for business and commercial aircraft, Chief Operating...
NEW YORK—The mother and a brother of New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami have been detained in Afghanistan after trying to return to the United States and being taken off a flight, the suspect's father told ABC News. The father, Mohammad Rahami, said in an interview published on ABC's website on Wednesday, Sept. 28, that his wife, Najiba, and another of his sons, Qassim, were in Dubai when they were pulled from a flight and questioned for 16 hours by authorities there. Authorities then sent them to Kabul, he said.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- A suspected U.S. drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan killed at least 21 people on Wednesday, Sept. 28, most of them militants but possibly including some...