• FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max’s return

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again.

  • Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets buckle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.

  • Number of US homes on the market rose in 1Q as sales slowed

    Homebuyers in Salt Lake City, Atlanta and other big U.S. metropolitan areas are seeing a pickup in the number of homes for sale, especially in the most affordable segment of the market.

  • Firm tied to political donor to pay $110M in federal probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A payment processor run by a prominent political donor will pay $110 million to settle U.S. charges the company knowingly processed transactions for merchants engaging in frauds.

  • Serial cyberstalker who threatened women gets prison term

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A man who posted a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I see” in retaliation for years of romantic rejection was sentenced Thursday to up to five years in prison.

  • Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

    CHICAGO (AP) — Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked.

  • Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen progressive groups are launching a push to get Democratic presidential candidates to support dramatic spending cuts at the Pentagon.

  • Stocks slide as market seesaws amid trade worries

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes.

  • US says Trump coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration’s decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse gases, but officials concluded Wednesday it would make little difference in overall U.S. climate emissions.

  • Officials to tackle thorny issue of infrastructure funding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and went in three minutes, never stopping to sit down or shake hands.