AP Americas Digest

TOP STORIES: BUDGET BATTLE WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hosting top House Republicans on Thursday to seek an opening in an impasse that has shut down much of the government and threatens a catastrophic federal default. By…

US holds out possibility of restoring aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S., though dissatisfied with Egypt’s progress toward reinstating a democratic government, is holding out the possibility of restoring hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt if its Mideast ally moves toward free…

Some at Guantanamo jail too sick to keep locked up

MIAMI (AP) — Tarek El-Sawah is in terrible shape after 11 years as a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, a fact even the U.S. military does not dispute. During his time in captivi……

House votes for 30-day wait for accident reports

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House voted Wednesday to make lawyers and others wait 30 days before using auto accident reports to solicit injured motorists. The b……

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

Wis. Assembly committee approves mascots billMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans moved closer Wednesday to passing legislation that would make stripping pu……

Erik Compton wins PGA Tour Courage Award

SAN MARTIN, California (AP) — Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton is the winner of the inaugural PGA Tour Courage Award. The PGA Tour Courage Award is for……

3-star admiral fired as No. 2 nuclear commander

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips at an Iowa…

GNC to remove supplement from Hawaii stores

HONOLULU (AP) — Nutrition store GNC will stop selling a dietary supplement that Hawaii health officials are warning the public to stop using. The state Department of H……

State officials, ASU probing tuberculosis case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials at Alabama State University and the state Department of Public Health say they’re investigating a case of pulmonary tubercu……

State Sen. Terry Brown being treated for cancer

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — State Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus says he’s undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in his left lung. Brown tells WCB……

US hospital ID’s dead woman as missing patient

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A patient who disappeared from her room at San Francisco’s main hospital last month was identified Wednesday as the woman found dead in an em……

Erik Compton wins PGA Tour Courage Award

SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton won the inaugural PGA Tour Courage Award on Wednesday. The PGA Tour Courage Award is for pla……