US stocks rise with oil prices ahead of Fed statement

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Wednesday as energy companies rise with the price of oil. Metals prices are also rising as the dollar gets a bit weaker. Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve to conclude a policy meeting.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

Fed keeps key rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged but sending a strong signal that it will likely boost rates before the end of the year.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

IRS chief tells House panel he does not deserve impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the IRS fended off Republican demands Wednesday that he should lose his job, telling the House Judiciary Committee that he'd made statements about missing emails that later proved wrong but had done nothing to merit impeachment.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

US, Russia trade barbs as Security Council addresses Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia blamed each other for Syria's failing cease-fire Wednesday, illustrating why a fractured U.N. Security Council has been unable for more than five years to do anything to stop the Arab country's civil war.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Black American journey finally enshrined in national museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History, it will firmly — and finally — anchor the black experience in the nation's narrative.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press