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  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing...

  • Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar. A statement the Fed issued after a two-day policy meeting suggested...

  • How the Dow Jones average fared Wednesday

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    U.S. stocks closed mixed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the economy was strengthening enough for the central bank to continue cutting its stimulus. Bond yields rose after the government reported that the U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4 percent this spring. The...

  • 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to...

  • Settlements in 4 New York wrong-way crash lawsuits

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Settlements have been reached in four lawsuits stemming from a wrong-way minivan crash that killed eight people on a parkway, a lawyer said. The terms of the settlements are confidential, said attorney Kevin Grennan, who represented one of the victims and the...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • 6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles of cash and cocaine, federal authorities charged in an indictment Wednesday. The police officers once held a suspect...

  • Twitter and DreamWorks are big market movers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Twitter Inc., up $7.71 to $46.30 The short messaging service reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as revenue more than doubled and...

  • GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country. It also would...

  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the first day's answers from...

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