US holding back security assistance provided to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has announced it is suspending security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take "decisive action" against Taliban militants targeting U.S. personnel in neighboring Afghanistan.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

US employers add modest 148,000 jobs; unemployment 4.1 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Public breakup with Trump costs Bannon a key GOP backer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office.

  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER and STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

First snow, now bitter cold disrupts life on East Coast

BOSTON (AP) — Frigid temperatures, some that could feel as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region attempted to clean up from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding a day earlier.

  • Written by By PHILIP MARCELO , Associated Press

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press