Kevin Freking, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 9:00am
President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 8:51am
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.
Bernard Condon, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 8:51am
Stocks rose in early trading Friday following two days of declines after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy. A handful of stocks rose after reporting results that were better than analysts had expected. Raw material suppliers, which have taken heavy losses this week, turned higher. Freeport McMoRan, a copper miner, rose 3 percent.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is promising $4.5 million for job creation and to clean up blighted property in a poor neighborhood on Milwaukee's north side where the recent fatal police shooting of a black man led to violent unrest.
Brazil's Senate on Friday began the second day of deliberations in a trial to decide whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. While the formal accusations against Rousseff are related to her management of the federal budget, the leadership fight involves much more. The Associated Press explains how we got to this point and how the trial is likely to play out.
Bruce Smith, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 7:40am
Faculty and students at the Charleston School of Law are scheduled to discuss a new development in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.
Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 7:30am
The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.