Kevin Freking and Rob Gillies, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 8:50pm
President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The leaders warned against easy solutions peddled by "demagogues" who feed on economic anxiety.
John O'Connor and Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 8:01pm
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the General Assembly are nearing agreement on a plan to keep government open past Thursday's end of the fiscal year and ensure schools open in August, lawmakers said Wednesday.
Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 5:30pm
A woman accused of giving her former boyfriend guns used in a shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory told a court Wednesday that she plans to mount a battered woman's syndrome defense at her August trial.
Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 5:20pm
Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, Alaska's governor on Wednesday cut in half the annual checks that give all residents a share of the state's oil wealth, but he kept enough money in place to award everyone a $1,000 payout.
Marcy Gordon, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 5:00pm
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave the green light to plans by major banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn. The Fed rejected the plans put forward by the U.S. businesses of two European banks, Germany's Deutsche Bank and Spain's Santander.