Former prime minister, a US citizen, wins Somalia vote

Votes are counted in the first round of the presidential election in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Voting started Wednesday in Somalia’s groundbreaking presidential election as members of the upper and lower houses of the legislature cast ballots in the first...

Judge reminding NFL retirees of concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 of...

1 Dead, 4 Hurt In Late Shooting Near Cleveland-area Bar

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say one man died and four more people were hurt in a late-night shooting near a bar in suburban Cleveland. Three of the victims were reported to be critically wounded early Wednesday after the shooting in East Cleveland. They were being treated at a...

Cleveland Officials Have Safety Concerns About Public Square

CLEVELAND (AP) — Traffic and safety studies conducted for a transit agency support reopening Cleveland’s Public Square to bus traffic, but city officials say they still have concerns about potential safety threats and aren’t yet making a final decision. The square has...

Community banks hopeful as lawmakers target financial rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Community banks that can be vital to many small businesses are hopeful about changes that the Trump administration and Congress have promised to legislation passed after the financial crisis that tightened supervision of Wall Street and the banking industry....

Retail group: Sales to grow 3.7 percent to 4.2 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest retail trade group is predicting that annual retail sales will increase between 3.7 percent and 4.2 percent this year. The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, released it outlook Wednesday,...

President's tweet sends Nordstrom shares tumbling

NEW YORK (AP) — Nordstrom shares have taken a tumble after President Donald Trump tweeted that the department store chain had treated his daughter “so unfairly.” The company announced last week it would stop selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory...

Grammys to pay tribute to Prince, George Michael

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunday’s Grammy Awards will include special tributes to pop music icons Prince and George Michael. Organizers announced Wednesday that the program will include two performances in honor of the stars who died last year....

Beyonce or Adele? The AP predicts this Grammy showdown

NEW YORK (AP) — She sold 3 million albums in one week. BUT SHE BROKE THE INTERNET. She released a groundbreaking visual album – again. BUT SHE SOLD 10 MILLION ALBUMS – AGAIN. Though dozens are nominated at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, it’s clear we all...

Sessions on track for confirmation over Democratic criticism

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., leaves his office on Capitol Hill in Washington early Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. The Alabama Republican appears headed toward confirmation by a nearly party-line vote after Democrats harshly criticized him for being too close...