Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will surprise no one if it does Wednesday what it seems poised to do for a third time this year: Raise its key short-term interest rate by a modest quarter-point ...

Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she'd be doing this week in New York, where she's attending the U.N. Gener...

The Latest: AP source says Rosenstein expecting to be fired

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expecting to be fired M...

Trump no statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico while critics, including San Juan's mayor, are in office. Trump criticized Mayor Carm...

Trump says he hasn't decided whether to fire Rosenstein

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has not decided whether to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for reportedly questioning the president's fitness to serve. Trump told ...

AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of...

The Latest: UN leader calls drug problem 'alarming'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the global drug pr...

AP review: Drug prices keep going up despite Trump pressure

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key election campaign promise, saying drugmakers were "getting away with murder." At the end of May, the president promised drug companies woul...

The Latest: Trump says 2nd North Korea summit 'quite soon'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 9:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says a second summit ...

President Donald Trump says 2nd summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is likely 'quite soon'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump says 2nd summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is likely 'quite soon'

As Venezuelans go hungry, Trump targets food corruption

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The June meeting was conducted behind closed doors far from the klieg-light attention normally focused on Venezuela. Around a U-shaped table in a hotel towering ab...

Iran: US wish to halt Iran's crude exports won't come true

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister says the United States will not succeed in its plans to halt Iranian crude exports even as he acknowledged that South Korea has stopped buying oil from Tehran. ...

German business confidence holds up amid trade worries

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Business confidence in Europe's largest economy fell only slightly in September despite worries about trade disputes that could harm growth. The Ifo institu...

As Venezuelans go hungry, Trump targets food corruption

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The June meeting was conducted behind closed doors far from the klieg-light attention normally focused on Venezuela. Around a U-shaped table in a hotel towering ab...

New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White Hou...