The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt 'rebellion'
Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute
MILWAUKEE (AP) ? Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere.
Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better.
Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies
WASHINGTON (AP) ? After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes.
Bullish U.S. jobs, factory data brighten growth picture
The brightening growth outlook was also bolstered by other data on Wednesday showing auto sales remained strong in June and construction spending rose in May to its highest level in just over 6-1/2 years. "The economy has shifted back into solid growth mode. A strong June jobs number would make it clear the economy can absorb a rate hike and the Fed can move at any time it wants," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pennsylvania. The ADP National Employment Report showed 237,000 private-sector jobs were created in June, beating the median expectation among economists surveyed by Reuters for a gain of 218,000 jobs.
US stocks gain on hopes for Greece deal
The Latest: Centre Court evacuated because of fire alarm
Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small - and large
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign said Wednesday it has raised $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of its donors having given less than $100.
CEOs of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie get big raisesNEW YORK (AP) ? The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the companies after they suffered big losses and were bailed out.
Western wildfires: Flames plague hot, dry Washington region