September 23, 2020

Powell faces lawmakers' skepticism on some Fed aid programs

WASHINGTON — Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Federal Reserve’s efforts to support the economy during the pandemic-induced recession from assertions that its programs […]
September 23, 2020

S Carolina teachers stay home to advocate for pay, safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for safer classrooms amid the pandemic as well as an annual […]
September 23, 2020

'Rock star' appeals judge Allison Rushing in high court mix

RALEIGH, N.C. — Called both a legal “rock star” by Republican senators and an “ideological extremist” by critics, Allison Jones Rushing had already landed what […]
September 23, 2020

Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing […]
September 23, 2020

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely […]
September 23, 2020

Menards appeals jury award to woman injured in ND store

MINOT, N.D. — Menard, Inc. is appealing a jury award to a woman who was injured when she fell over a flatbed cart at its […]
September 23, 2020

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf is apologizing for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. Scharf said in […]
September 23, 2020

More loan money available for rebuilding Kenosha businesses

MADISON, Wis. — The state is making more money available to help small businesses in Kenosha recover from damage during recent unrest over the police […]
September 23, 2020

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million […]
September 23, 2020

Woodward's 'Rage' sells 600,000 copies in first week

NEW YORK — Bob Woodward’s “Rage” sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication, continuing a yearlong wave of blockbuster books about […]