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The Legislature's budget committee overwhelmingly approved state health officials' request Wednesday to pump millions of dollars more into upgrades at Wisconsin's mental health institutions.
Throngs of spectators packed the beach before dawn and elite surfers descended on Oahu's North Shore, as anticipation built for a big-wave surfing competition last held six years ago. But the towering waves required for the event were a no-show, and as the sun came up Wednesday organizers called it off hours before it was supposed to begin.
Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
A cruise ship is returning early to its New Jersey port after it was battered by a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean.