Senate negotiators working to finalize long-term budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators were finalizing a long-term budget deal Wednesday that would avert a looming government shutdown, as a leader of House conservatives predicted the group's objections to big domestic spending increases would not be enough to block it.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

FBI texts reveal admiring view of then-director James Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day in July 2016 that FBI Director James Comey defended to Congress the bureau's decision in the Hillary Clinton email probe, two FBI officials traded admiring texts about his verbal dexterity — and mocking jibes at the lawmakers questioning him.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns amid sex misconduct claims

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing investigations by gambling regulators and allegations of sexual misconduct, billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn has stepped down as chairman and CEO of the resorts bearing his names.

  • Written by By REGINA GARCIA CANO , Associated Press

Pentagon: Afghan war costing US $45 billion per year


WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-five billion dollars. That's how much the Pentagon says the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers, and with no end in sight they may have to keep footing that bill for years to come.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press