Trump's budget: Build up military, build the wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget Thursday, proposing a far-reaching overhaul of federal spending that would slash many domestic programs to finance a big increase for the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. 

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.

 

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Trump tax bill would have been slashed by his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by pledging no tax cuts for the wealthy, but newly leaked pages from his 2005 taxes demonstrate how the wealthiest Americans — like Trump — would benefit from some of his tax proposals.

 

  • Written by JOSH BOAK and JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

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.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS