Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | PostedSep 18th - 1:34pm
Senate Democrats have blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud by the chamber's leaders over the rules of engagement for translating this summer's hard-won budget deal into binding legislation.
Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are telling Congress they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred.
Niger has started the construction of an oil pipeline that will link it to the coast through West African neighbor Benin, a project that Niger's president said will bolster the country's economic development.
Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest decision on interest rates. Investors are expecting a small cut to rates and will be watching for any clues about what the Fed does next.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is calling OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma a "morally bankrupt" company and heralding that it will be out of the pharmaceutical industry thanks to terms of a tentative settlement with states.
Michigan has joined New York in banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials investigate the cause of hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who have used vaping devices.