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Fed leaves rates alone but moves closer to selling off bonds

Published Jul. 26 2017

The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged at a time when inflation remains persistently low. But it...

Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

Published Jul. 26 2017

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and...

Wasserman-Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

Published Jul. 26 2017

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a...

Heat cranked up on Sessions

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very...

Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

Published Jul. 26 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with...

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a...

Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

Published Jul. 26 2017

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said...

Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the...

Trump shows Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

Published Jul. 26 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in...

Kushner, Manafort meet congressional investigators

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key members of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign met Tuesday with congressional investigators probing Russia's interference...

Ex-Marine killed in Syria passionate about IS fight

Published Jul. 26 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group he secretly...

Confederate name may be expelled from Virginia school

Published Jul. 26 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — If you ask Bill Ratliff, a rising sophomore at J.E.B. Stuart High School in northern...

Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to...

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

Published Jul. 26 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning...

US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising

Published Jul. 26 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday as corporate profits continue to come in better than...

Barbara Sinatra, Frank's 4th wife and philanthropist, dies

Published Jul. 26 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children's advocate and...

Police: Taser and tear gas used to arrest barricaded gunman

Published Jul. 26 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement launched tear gas canisters into an auto body shop and used a Taser to...

Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf...

Florida teen jumps into murky canal, pulls man to safety

Published Jul. 26 2017

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Florida man heard screams from a nearby canal as he changed a...

IRS sees big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds stolen by identity thieves...

Lifeguards out for run rescue 10-year-old from rip current

Published Jul. 26 2017

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two lifeguards out for a run along a New Jersey beach helped rescue a 10-year-old...

2 photographers arrested on top of 400-foot-high bridge

Published Jul. 26 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two thrill-seeking photographers who climbed to the top Philadelphia's nearly 400-foot-tall Ben Franklin Bridge were arrested early...

NKorea's missile program farther along than believed

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon...