WASHINGTON (AP) – It will come as no surprise if the Federal Reserve has an announcement to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it’s ready to begin paring its enormous $4.5 trillion portfolio containing Treasurys and mortgage bonds.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Prairie dog holes around northern Arizona are being dusted with an insecticide to help prevent the spread of the plague.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – President Donald Trump’s threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country’s nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution.
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217.
BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller for the Islamic State group is going on trial in federal court.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Police say an Ohio mother hit her daughter with a car as she intentionally drove onto a sidewalk and then backed over the girl’s leg because she was walking to school despite being told to stay home.
MIAMI (AP) – Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico.
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LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Global stock markets were little changed Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s announcement of the results of its meeting.