Tripoli, Libya — Unknown assailants shot an American teacher to death as he was jogging on Thursday in Benghazi, a hospital official said, underlining persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
Washington — The White House is pushing to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans.
Washington — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled 23,000 last week to 298,000, nearly a six-year low that shows companies are laying off fewer workers.
Washington — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012.
New York — Scientists have reached farther back than ever into the ancestry of humans to recover and analyze DNA, using a bone found in Spain that's estimated to be 400,000 years old.
Washington — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
Toronto — New court documents released Wednesday suggest Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack.
Vatican City — Pope Francis is assembling a panel of experts to advise him about protecting children from sexually abusive priests and about helping victims who have already been harmed.
Wingate, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina have arrested two men in a pair of shooting deaths near Wingate University that prompted a campus lockdown.
New York — Tramps like us, baby we were born to bid.
The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus 20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with unexpectedly cool temperatures.
Thursday morning's commute will be warm and windy but will become cold and slightly less windy by the afternoon commute home.
Lansing — State senators authorized the potential sale of their downtown office building on Wednesday, drawing criticism from a top Democrat who alleged a secret deal already has been struck to move into nicer offices nearby.
London — Nigella Lawson says she is not proud of her past drug use, but came clean to avoid being 'bullied by lies' from her ex-husband.
Mount Morris Township — A fourth death in Michigan has now been linked to a damaging November Midwestern storm that hit the state.
Dearborn — A 45-year-old Florida man has received a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after accepting a plea deal in the'91 rape and killing of a mother of five at a suburban Detroit social agency where she worked as a custodian.
Pinconning — Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas in Michigan are shifting to hunter self-registration for the remainder of the duck-hunting season.
Sault Ste. Marie — A start-up company has chosen Sault Ste. Marie as the location of a plant that will manufacture a type of braided hose used in the auto industry.
Phoenix — An Arizona commission linked the state's Forestry Division to the deaths last summer of' wild land firefighters, issuing the ruling after its investigative agency reported on its probe and recommended financial penalties.
Everglades National Park, Fla. — Wildlife workers will try again Thursday to lead 41 pilot whales out of dangerously shallow waters in Everglades National Park and back to the deep ocean waters where they belong.
The engineer driving the commuter train that went off the rails in New York City last weekend has been suspended without pay. A spokesman for Metro-North Railroad said Thursday that William Rockefeller is 'out of service, and not being paid.'
Beijing — Bitcoins suffered a new setback after China's central bank said Thursday its banks and payment systems are barred from handling the virtual currency.
Washington — Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
General Motors is pulling its Chevy brand out of Europe, reversing a decade-old marketing strategy, as a revival at the carmaker's Opel and Vauxhall divisions beats the U.S. nameplate's performance in the region.
Clinton Township — County Executive Mark Hackel took attendees of the third annual State of the County Address through Macomb's many highs of 2013 Wednesday night.
Workers are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday at fast-food restaurants across Michigan as part of a national protest in 100 cities against low wages. Two strikes are scheduled to start at 6 a.m. at restaurants in southeast Michigan.
Here are 10 things we learned at Wednesday's very riveting Joe Nathan press conference — most of which had nothing to do with the man of the hour, Nathan.
— A state financing authority is switching law firms in an effort to avoid an 'unnecessary delay' in improvements to Detroit's broken streetlights, the Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.
Given he had just signed an All-Star closer, in Joe Nathan, the Tigers president and GM had plenty to smile about Wednesday afternoon. But he was irritated, too.
Michigan has seen an increase in flu cases this year, state health officials said Wednesday.