Age bias law does not cover job applicants: U.S. appeals court

A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday dealt a setback to older job applicants, saying they cannot invoke a federal law against age bias in employment to challenge hiring policies they believe have a discriminatory impact.

Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: police

A gunman killed five people in a bank in central Florida on Wednesday and then called police to inform them of the shooting before he eventually surrendered, local authorities said.

Five killed in central Florida bank shooting, police say

A gunman killed five people in a bank in central Florida on Wednesday, then called police himself and eventually surrendered, local authorities said.

Trump wants to do alternative to State of the Union address

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would do an alternative event to the traditional State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent him a letter that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during the partial government shutdown.

Five workers hospitalized after leak at Pennsylvania refinery: report

Five workers were hospitalized after a hydrofluoric acid leak on Wednesday at Monroe Energy’s Trainer, Pennsylvania refinery, a report with Delaware Online said.

FAA says 43 flights into Newark held up Tuesday after drone sightings

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that 43 flights into Newark Liberty International Airport were required to hold after drone sightings at a nearby airport on Tuesday, while nine flights were diverted.

Senate sets votes but U.S. shutdown likely to go on

There was no sign of relief on Wednesday for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals facing steep odds to end the month-long impasse triggered by President Trump’s demand for border wall funding.

Denver public school teachers vote to strike over pay, incentives

Public school teachers in Denver overwhelmingly voted late Tuesday to go on strike to press their demands for more money and incentive pay, after negotiations with Colorado’s largest school district hit an impasse last week.