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Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

Julie Bykowicz and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:54pm

President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his taxes returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters.

Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:42pm

A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday that the network marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity.

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:20pm

Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.

Cyprus activists protest Turkey's planned nuclear plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:15pm

Greek and Turkish Cypriot activists on Wednesday formed a human chain across Cyprus' ethnic divide to protest Turkey's planned nuclear power station, which they say poses real dangers to the nearby east Mediterranean island.

FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:15pm

Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.

Illinois board terminates Hastert's state lawmaker pension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14pm

Trustees of an Illinois state retirement board on Wednesday terminated the pension that imprisoned former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert received for his nearly six years of service in the Illinois General Assembly.

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Trump plan would cut taxes for companies — and people, too

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14pm

President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes Wednesday in an overhaul his administration asserts will spur national economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class. But his ambitious plan is alarming lawmakers who worry it will balloon federal deficits.

Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14pm

About 400 people have marched in Belarus' capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in the country.

Yale grad students pledge hunger strike to press union bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:00pm

As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table, including a vow by some graduate students to go on a hunger strike until talks begin.

The Latest: GOP leaders offer mild praise for Trump tax plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:00pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul (all times EDT):

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public.

Stocks tick higher, S&P 500 flirts with record

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:47pm

Stock indexes ticked higher on Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flirted with its record high, as the White House unveiled a broad outline of its plan to cut tax rates.

The Latest: Sarkozy to vote for Macron in French runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:38pm

The Latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

Manufacturer says it's removing relabeled Ivanka Trump items

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:36pm

An apparel company says it accepts responsibility for Ivanka Trump clothing that was relabeled as a different designer.

German court upholds Greek teacher's case against pay cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:19pm

A German federal court has upheld a complaint by a teacher at a Greek school in Germany against a pay cut that the Greek government imposed at the height of the country's financial crisis.

Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:10pm

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third, with all regions contributing except Latin America, which posted losses.

The Latest: GOP moderate says health bill still has problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:09pm

The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):

Senate nudges Acosta step toward confirmation at Labor

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:07pm

The Senate on Wednesday nudged President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of labor, Alex Acosta, a step closer to confirmation.

The Latest: Russia slams Turkish strikes in Iraq, Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:07pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Treasury secretary says President Donald Trump 'has no intention' of releasing his tax returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:07pm

Treasury secretary says President Donald Trump 'has no intention' of releasing his tax returns.