Kenya president sworn in after months-long election turmoil


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term Tuesday in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country "almost to the breaking point." But violence continued, with at least one person killed as police fired rifles and tear gas to break up a large opposition gathering.

  • Written by By TOM ODULA , Associated Press

At Capitol, Franken apologizes and sees long fight for trust


WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken apologized Monday to "everyone who has counted on me to be a champion for women" as the Minnesota Democrat fought to bolster his support with his first Capitol public appearance since being drawn into a wave of sexual harassment accusations buffeting Congress.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press

Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed


WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices.

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  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

US home prices leapt in September by the most in 3 years


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Judge: hospital, prison for man in Jewish center bomb plot


MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man will be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment and likely serve 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school center during Passover last year.

  • Written by By CURT ANDERSON , AP Legal Affairs Writer