Letter bomb explodes at France office of IMF, injuring 1

PARIS (AP) — A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks.


  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON , Associated Press

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.30 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a second straight week, posting new highs for the year. The markets were anticipating an increase in a key interest rate by the Federal Reserve, which the Fed announced Wednesday.



Intel senators: No indication Trump Tower was surveilled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two senators on the intelligence committee say they have seen no indication that Trump Tower was "the subject of surveillance" by the U.S. government before or after the 2016 election.


  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

AP Explains: The doctrine sure to emerge in Gorsuch hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Democrats question Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation hearing next week, they'll probably ask a lot about something called "Chevron deference."


  • Written by MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

US taxpayers might be on the hook for pipeline protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government — and thus U.S. taxpayers — to recoup more than $38 million in state expenses related to months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, though a longstanding offer from the project's developer to pay up is still on the table.


  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press