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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:01am

Images captured by an underwater robot on Saturday showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Russian spies' New Jersey home heading up for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:30am

A New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies living there is heading up for sale.

House committee seeks to let Veterans Affairs redirect funds

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:51am

A House committee has unveiled a disputed plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks.

Trump to attend commissioning of USS Gerald R. Ford

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:31am

President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that after delays and cost overruns will officially be turned over to the Navy.

UK moves to tighten rules on drone use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:50am

British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:22am

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

Garance Burke, Bernard Condon and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:04pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.

Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:40pm

The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill, ruling the GOP would need to win an all-but-impossible 60 votes to retain anti-abortion provisions in the measure, Democrats said late Friday.

Historian asks Australian court to reveal Queen's letters

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:34pm

A historian is going to court this month in an attempt to force Australian authorities to release secret letters that would reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative's shocking scheme to dismiss Australia's government more than 40 years ago.

Suit filed over new income tax for wealthy Seattle residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:31pm

As expected, attorneys have filed a lawsuit challenging Seattle's new ordinance to tax high-income earners.

Scaramucci: NYC financier turned Trump communications chief

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:33pm

He was the only Trump ally on stage that day.

US seeks dismissal of charges in 'London Whale' case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:00pm

The U.S. government said Friday it is seeking dismissal of criminal charges against two ex-traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a scandal that caused over $6 billion in losses after a trader known as the "London Whale" became an unreliable witness.

The Latest: Abortion restrictions in health bill questioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:00pm

The Latest on Republican attempts to overhaul the nation's health care laws (all times local):

O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

Ken Ritter and Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:41pm

When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars.

How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51pm

U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks.

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51pm

Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.

Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners _ for a price

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:41pm

Amazon's new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn't have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals.

US stocks dip with energy prices; European stocks sink

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:41pm

U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks.