• Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people.

  • The Latest: Turkey’s Russian air defense system irks Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (all times local):

  • Trump impeachment inquiry spurs shadow disinformation war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The online spin and dissembling began even before Wednesday’s impeachment hearing got underway.

  • Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening.

  • Powell to testify before Congress as Fed pauses rate cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee about the outlook for the U.S. economy (all times local):

  • Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement.

  • Navajo leader: Tribe won’t back energy company’s new mines

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation will not financially back bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired coal mines off the reservation, the tribal president said Tuesday, explaining that it’s too risky and his administration wants the company to move away from coal.

  • Major US stock indexes open slightly higher on Wall Street

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement.

  • Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.

  • Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant’s latest foray into the health industry.