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Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:32am

Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.

What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 6:51am

The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican.

Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:21pm

Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.

Rocker Jack White's Third Man Records store opens in Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 4:00pm

Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown, the Motor City.

Ole Miss to demolish site where Faulkner wrote landmark book

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:31pm

Late one night at the University of Mississippi power plant, William Faulkner turned over a wheelbarrow, used it as a makeshift table and began writing the classic novel "As I Lay Dying" — but where in the building did he do it?

Stocks inch higher in quiet trading, but Disney stumbles

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 12:51pm

Stocks finished mostly higher Friday as they wrapped up a quiet week of trading.

Local free community college plans may be template for US

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:41am

An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:11am

The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.

Stocks open mostly lower, led by declines in energy sector

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 8:51am

Stocks are opening mostly lower, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of oil turns lower.

Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 8:00am

If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.

Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:30am

Social Security disability benefits are an important part of America's safety net, paying an average of $540 a month to people who are too disabled to work. But millions of people have to go through lengthy appeals to get the benefits, and Miami has the longest average wait time for a hearing, at 22 months.

Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:20am

Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.

Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:20am

Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.

British Airways passengers who fled plane fire file lawsuit

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 5:40pm

Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines.

APNewsBreak: Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 2:51pm

A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, though that status lasts only about six months under Friday's decision from the state.

Grain lower and livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Chile's Codelco Jan-Sept earnings drop by nearly half

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:30am

Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco says its profit plunged by 47 percent in January to September 2015 from the same period a year before because of tumbling prices for the metal.

Swiss court convicts ex-HSBC employee for leaking bank data

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:21am

A Swiss court has convicted in absentia a former employee with international bank HSBC for economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in prison.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:02am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Survey shows German consumers losing confidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 6:20am

A closely-watched survey shows German consumers are losing confidence amid growing concerns of an economic slump.