• In this photo taken Thursday, July 23, 2015, Anjana Agarwal, left, poses with a photo with her daughter Aanya Nigam, 16, in Issaquah, Wash. After using an Internet-connected Amazon Echo digital assistant for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the device was eavesdropping on conversations in her living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother still hasn’t been able to find. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

  • Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, talks with committee members Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, prior to the committee's hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.

  • Trader James Denaro, center, works with specialist Michael O'Connor, right, at the post that handles Yelp, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Yelp plunged 28 percent after sinking to a loss and cutting its outlook. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks end higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks held steady Thursday following this week’s turbulence while other Asian markets were mixed after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low.

  • In this Feb. 1, 2010 file photo, 0 percent financing for 72 months is advertised on a GMC Sierra pickup truck at a dealership in Center Line, Mich. When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal

    DETROIT (AP) — When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.

  • Migrants walk on the railway as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security

    CALAIS, France (AP) — The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as darkness fell, Wednesday would be the same even if their numbers were immeasurably larger than even a week ago.

  • In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers meet Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to set interest rates and release a statement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.