• Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless

    Updated: 36 min ago

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness,...

  • The Latest: Investors cautious ahead of Fed announcement

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:50 a.m. World stock markets are subdued ahead of an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to raise on Wednesday its key interest rate for...

  • Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court is due to rule whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin. Alexander Vinnik appeared at the Athens...

  • NTSB El Faro probe highlights maritime safety issues

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    While fateful decisions made by the captain of the doomed freighter El Faro were instrumental in the ship's sinking, federal investigators spread plenty of blame around and highlighted multiple safety issues in the maritime industry that contributed to its demise. It was a confluence...

  • GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted. Republicans in Congress rushed Tuesday...

  • Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hike

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX was off 8 points at 13,183.33 points and France's CAC-40 shed 4 points to 5,424.53. London's FTSE 100 was unchanged at...

  • Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches...

  • 3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year. The increase would be in line with the series of...

  • Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,279.43 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 22,805.80. Hong...

  • Cheech Marin touts state tool for California pot businesses

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke. That's why he's in a new public service announcement publicizing a California Secretary of State website for budding marijuana entrepreneurs. California on Friday began...

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