AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400.
Trump EPA pick pledges more cooperation with industry
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role.
Citigroup says fourth-quarter trading profits continued into 2017
"We closed the year with good momentum across many of our businesses," Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach told reporters after reporting results. Gerspach said client demand for trading has continued to be good into the new year.
Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row
Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change. Temperatures spiked to new national highs in parts of India, Kuwait and Iran, while sea ice melted faster than ever in the fragile Arctic, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Taking a global average of the land and sea surface temperatures for the entire year, NOAA found the data for "2016 was the highest since record keeping began in 1880," said the announcement.
APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture ruleRICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday, two days before his second term ends.
Zimbabwe pastor in court over Mugabe death prophecy
A Zimbabwean activist pastor appeared in court on Wednesday after police arrested him for predicting that President Robert Mugabe would die in October this year. Patrick Mugadza, a preacher in the tourist resort town of Victoria Falls, told journalists last week that he had received a prophecy from God that Mugabe would die on Oct. 17. Mugadza was arrested on Monday after appearing at the magistrate court on a separate charge of abusing the national flag.
46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ? At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the possibility that the death toll could significantly rise.
U.S. sues JPMorgan for alleged mortgage discrimination
By Dena Aubin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday sued JPMorgan Chase & Co, accusing the bank of discriminating against minority borrowers by charging them higher rates and fees on home mortgage loans between 2006 and at least 2009. Filed in a Manhattan federal court, the government's complaint accused the bank of violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act by charging thousands of African-American and Hispanic borrowers more for home loans than white borrowers with the same credit profile. JPMorgan Chase and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
US homebuilder confidence, sales outlook slip in January
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident this month about their sales prospects, a pullback from December when builders' confidence reached the highest level in 11 years. The decline in builder ...