Murky timeline is a focus of Las Vegas shooting probe

Nearly two weeks after one of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts surrounding the case of a high-stakes video poker player who murdered 58 people from his high-rise hotel room in Las Vegas.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press

600 migrants rescued; fears rise of new surge from Libya

MILAN (AP) — Some 600 migrants rescued at sea arrived Friday in Sicily — one of the biggest influxes since Italy struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit migrant smuggling — raising concerns of a renewed surge on the Libyan human trafficking route.


  • Written by By COLLEEN BARRY , Associated Press

IMF's Lagarde urges leaders to find ways to spread wealth

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders should take advantage of the healthiest global growth in years to pursue policies that will spread prosperity to those being left behind, the head of the International Monetary Fund is arguing.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writers

Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It's the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press