CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Dwayne Andreas, the farmer's son and college dropout who turned the grain-processing company Archer Daniels Midland into "the supermarket to the world," then saw it rocked by a price-fixing scandal, has died. He was 98.
MADISON, Wis. — Melvin Laird, a former Wisconsin congressman and U.S. defence secretary during years when President Nixon struggled to find a way to withdraw troops from an unpopular war in Vietnam, died on Wednesday, his family said. He was 94.
The engineer of a commuter train that slammed into a station going double the 10 mph speed limit, killing a woman, suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea, his lawyer said Wednesday, and a U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators are looking at it as a potential cause.
DETROIT — Software designed to fix confusing gear shifters on 1.1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles didn't work on 29,000 of them. Now the owners are being asked to take the vehicles back to dealers for another try.
LIMA, Peru — Officials say five people have died and seven people are missing as the result of a fire at a shopping mall next to the hotel that will host world leaders at this week's Asian-Pacific economic summit.
PHILADELPHIA — A judge on Wednesday denied Bill Cosby's latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify that they were drugged and violated by the comedian.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California judge has agreed to give the state attorney general's office more time to persuade him that the operators of what she called "the world's top online brothel" should face charges of pimping after he tentatively rejected them in a ruling.