Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch


WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Iran had "just test-fired" a missile, he seemed to know something the rest of the government did not. Turns out, he did not.

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

In Alabama, a Trump miscalculation in Senate primary


HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House yet leaves his presidency and his party in disarray.

  • Written by By BILL BARROW and KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press

Myanmar says 163 killed in Rohingya attacks in past year

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — At least 163 people have been killed and 91 others have gone missing over the past year in attacks carried out by Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state, Myanmar government officials said.

  • Written by By ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press

US pending home sales fell 2.6 percent in August


WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in August, marking the fifth decline in the past six months. The 2.6 percent fall continues to reflect the worsening shortage nationwide of homes being listed for sale.

  • Written by By MATT OTT , Associated Press

Yellen: Fed is perplexed by chronically low inflation

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen acknowledged Tuesday that the Fed is puzzled by the persistence of unusually low inflation and that it might have to adjust the timing of its interest rate policies accordingly.

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  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and DAKE KANG , Associated Press