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Tue: 11:59 a.m.: US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' consumer confidence rose in August to the highest level in nearly 18 years as their assessment of current conditions improved further and their expectations about the future rebounded. The Conference Board reported this morning that its consumer confidence index ...

Tue. 9:21 a.m.: US home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose at a slightly slower pace than the 6.5 percent annual gain in May from a ...

Tue. 8:43 a.m.: Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to address what he says is the "very serious situation" of social media companies "suppressing" conservative voices and "hiding information" and good news. Trump has made similar complaints recently, but he targeted Google this morning. ...

Tue. 8:39 a.m.: Israel demolishes West Bank home of Palestinian attacker

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says forces demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed an Israeli in a West Bank settlement last month. Footage released by the military shows a bulldozer plowing into the one-story home in the village of Kauber in the West Bank. The military ...

Tue. 8:32 a.m.: Kremlin says China participation in war games shows connection

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin's spokesman says China's participation in major military exercises in Russia next month demonstrates growing connections between Moscow and Beijing. The war games in central and eastern Russia, which are billed as the largest since the fall of the Soviet Union, ...

Mon. 11:50 a.m.: US-Mexico agreement could overhaul NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced this morning a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump made the announcement in the Oval Office, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto joining by ...

Mon. 8:56 a.m.: Poll says few Democrats favor liberal cry to abolish ICE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rallying cry from some liberals to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn't a likely winner this election year, as a new poll finds only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating the agency that carried out the Trump administration's policy of separating ...

Mon. 8:48 a.m.: Iran goes to UN’s highest court over reimposed US sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Iran went to the United Nations' highest court today in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move "naked economic aggression." Iran filed the case with the International ...

Mon. 8:44 a.m.: UN team: Myanmar military chiefs should face genocide case

GENEVA (AP) — Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said today that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic ...

Mon. 8:41 a.m.: Shooting at eSports event raises calls for more security

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A champion gamer's decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition — killing two people and wounding nine others before killing himself — has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments. "It's very clear that we need to ...

Sun, 11 p.m.: Two and shooter die in shootings at Jacksonville mall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament as it was being live streamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others, authorities said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said ...

Sun. 11:15 p.m.: Pope declines comment on McCarrick claims

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him ...

Sat. 8:40 p.m.: Sen. John McCain dies of brain cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died today. He had battled brain cancer. In 1967, his plane was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam. He was ...

Fri. 11:25 a.m.: McCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. In a statement, McCain's family says McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render ...

Fri. 11:27 a.m.: Sen. McCain stopping medical treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. In a statement, McCain's family says McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render ...

Fri. 9:21 a.m.: 5 tourists rescued from flooded home as storm hits Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane is thrashing Hawaii's Big Island this morning with heavy rain and strong wind gusts The National Weather Service said early today that the storm has dumped more than 31 inches of rain at Hakalau Station in about 24 hours. The service says a 67 mph wind gust ...

Fri. 8:59 a.m.: US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell 1.7 percent in July, the third decrease in the past four months. The Commerce Department said this morning that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years such as autos and appliances — totaled $246.9 ...

Fri. 8:52 a.m.: Trump this morning escalates feud with Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his long-running feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions today, calling on him to probe a litany of recurring complaints against those investigating his administration and Democrats. Responding to Sessions' declaration that he would not be ...

Fri. 8:37 a.m.: Fed chair faces key issues in bankers speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will not lack for urgent topics to address when he gives the keynote speech this morning to an annual gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fed watchers will be listening for anything Powell has to say about ...