Bitter partisanship on display at Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitter partisanship marked the start of Senate confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick on Monday, as Democrats angrily condemned Republicans for refusing to act on Barack Obama's nominee last year and Republicans accused Democrats of playing politics.


  • Written by ERICA WERNER and MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

David Rockefeller, last of generation in family, dies at 101

NEW YORK (AP) — David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had to set aside portions of their allowances for charitable giving.


  • Written by DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press

US stocks drift mostly lower in early afternoon trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes are drifting mostly lower in early afternoon trading. Energy companies fell more than the rest of the market as crude oil prices dropped. Banks also moved lower. European markets fell after the British government said it will formally begin the process of leaving the European Union next week.


  • Written by MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer

Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush.


  • Written by DAVID KOENIG , AP Airlines Writer