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  • Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy the easy money while it lasts. By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows....

  • Sabato's 'Crystal Ball': North Carolina Senate race favors Democrats

    Part of the reason Hagan is so strong, writes Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik, is because her Republican opponent Thom Tillis is underperforming.

  • AP Interview: Brazil's Silva wants better US ties

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become the first black to lead Brazil's government, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba. She...

  • Security flaw leaves Android users vulnerable to hackers

    Hackers can potentially access privileged user information like passwords, internet history and keyboard input.

  • Australian police detain 15 people in the country's largest counterterrorism operation

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police detain 15 people in the country's largest counterterrorism operation.

  • Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's embattled mayor has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday, days after Rob Ford's dramatic announcement that he was pulling out of a re-election campaign. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai...

  • Treasury secretary promises executive action 'very, very soon' on inversions

    "Any company considering an inversion is now on notice that there is action that’s going to be taken,—� Lew said.

  • Texas executes woman for 2004 torture, starvation death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executes woman for 2004 torture, starvation death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son .

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....

  • Wynn, state regulators sign Boston casino license

    BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators on Wednesday finalized a license for a proposed $1.6 billion resort casino across from Boston, but the casino company says it's not yet prepared to campaign against a looming threat: November's ballot question to repeal the state's...

  • Obama: House vote a 'step forward' in combating Islamic State

    President Obama praised House lawmakers Wednesday for authorizing his administration to train and equip Syrian opposition forces, calling the lower chamber's action an "important step forward" in fighting the Islamic State.

  • Delays contributed to patient deaths at veterans' hospital, IG concedes

    A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general confirmed that delays in care could have caused deaths at a Phoenix hospital.

  • Congress applauds NFL for new drug policy

    House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...

  • Fun with the Fed: Inflation is low, but the cost of living is up

    From July to August, the "Core Consumer Price Index" did not move. That means zero inflation, if you use the measure of inflation the Federal Reserve uses when setting monetary policy. But core CPI omits volatile prices like food and energy. If you have a family, you're probably pretty aware that...

  • Sharks threatened senators in new Discovery reality show

    Sharks in the world's most dangerous waters threatened two rival senators during the filming of a new Discovery Channel reality show based on the hit "Naked and Afraid," according to the executive producer of "Rival Survival."



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