What to do when your first student loan payment is due

The first student loan bills are arriving for the Class of 2019. If the grads are able to stick to the standard plan, they'll make payments every month for the next 10 years and be done with it. ...

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Survivors and descendants of those killed when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast are suing the ship’s Japanese charterer, according to a lawsuit...

Pence says NBA 'acting like wholly owned subsidiary' of China

Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at Nike and the NBA on Thursday in a speech criticizing communist China's record on trade and human rights, saying American corporations have been too willin...

Abortion, border wall put major spending bills into disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fights over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall have thrown Senate efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of agency spending bills into disarray, threatenin...

Video appears to show Tesla driver asleep in moving car

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has posted a video on social media that appears to show the driver of a Tesla sleeping as the car speeds along a Boston-area highway. Teslas have an...

Canada wins Pan Am gold, Olympic berth at artistic swimming

LIMA, Peru (AP) — After they soared with acrobatic skills in the water, Canada's Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau embraced Halle Pratt, who wept tears of joy when they won the artistic swimming...

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___ Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged but signaled that it's pre...

House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight with the Trump administration. Both...

Man accused of sex with teen on plane sentenced to 7 years

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl on his private airplane after he set it on autopilot has been sentenced to seven years in prison. ...

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Aurora on autonomous vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks to produce self-driving commercial vehicles with Aurora, an autonomous vehicle company led by former Google, Tesla and Uber executives. FCA a...

On the Money: Mainstream autos get driver-monitoring devices

DETROIT (AP) — Would you pay more for a car or SUV that warns you if you're falling asleep or not paying attention behind the wheel? Auto companies are figuring that because your lif...

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

DETROIT (AP) — Consumer Reports says a new feature of Tesla's Autopilot that automatically changes lanes doesn't work well and could be a safety risk to drivers. The magazine and web...

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___ Countertops and rubber bands: US pursues obscure trade cases WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's high-profile trade offensives have grabbed headlines and...

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing t...

Schedules show West Virginia governor largely absent in job

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — He's a billionaire who owns mines, farms and the swankiest resort in all of West Virginia. But how Jim Justice spends his time as the state's 36th governor has largely been a ...