A trucker from Missouri who was beaten at an Idaho truck stop last month is still recovering from his injuries, and his employer has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his attacker.
Scott McFetridge, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 1:03pm
Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host of questions.
Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 12:39pm
With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will seek cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they keep control of Congress in the November election.
Jim Mustian, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 12:29pm
A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman's identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby's auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 12:02pm
Federal Reserve officials last month debated how high they should raise interest rates to achieve their economic goals, with some arguing that they may need to lift rates to a level that would modestly restrain growth.
U.S. stocks are slipping Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said some of its policymakers argued that the central bank should raise interest rates to a level that slows economic growth slightly. After years of record low rates, the fact that some policymakers are talking about using them to slow the economy is a big change.
Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 10:53am
Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to "information operations" dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to meddle in U.S. elections.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday criticized the European Union for moving too slowly in trade talks and warned that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out.
Poland's main gas company says it has signed a long-term contract for the purchase of some 40 million tons of liquefied natural gas from a U.S.-based producer in the first such deal in Central and Eastern Europe.
U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday after their biggest gain in more than six months. Homebuilders are sinking after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes dropped in September, and retailers are also sharply lower. IBM tumbled after it announced disappointing quarterly revenue. Netflix jumped after it announced big subscriber gains, which relieved investors after the stock had slumped over the summer.