Alan Fram, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 10:42pm
Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America's "broken politics" in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business."
Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 10:07pm
Nearly two dozen consumer, privacy and public health groups are urging U.S. regulators to investigate whether children are being endangered by deceptive apps in Google's app store for smartphones running on its Android software.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 5:36pm
SoftBank Group Corp.'s Japanese mobile subsidiary suffered a bitter debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, slumping 15 percent, hurt by a recent service outage and concerns about the use of parts from Chinese telecom Huawei.
John Flesher and David Eggert, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 5:24pm
Michigan legislators were poised Tuesday to remove legal protections from many of the state's wetlands and other inland waterways, which provide wildlife habitat and perform vital tasks such as preventing floods.
Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 5:22pm
A judge on Tuesday lifted a court order blocking the implementation of a new charter amendment that would give Houston's firefighters pay parity with city police officers, but the mayor says the raise would cost the city up to $100 million and result in hundreds of layoffs.
Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday.
Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 4:38pm
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas on Tuesday filed a lawsuit over a state law requiring contractors to certify that they do not boycott Israel or Israel-controlled territories, arguing the law forces people to choose between their First Amendment rights and their livelihoods.
Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 4:34pm
President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.
FedEx Corp. delivered a disappointing earnings report Tuesday and said it plans to offer buyouts to some of its workers and reduce spending to make up for weak international shipping, especially in Europe.