Obama, Hill leaders meet ahead of federal funding deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress ahead of a month's-end deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown, and with money all but gone to address the worsening Zika crisis.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings

NEW YORK (AP) — California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

On 9/11 anniversary, Obama hails 'true spirit of 9/11'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing the values and resilience that he says both define and sustains Americans, President Barack Obama on Saturday honored the nearly 3,000 souls that were lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as well as the bravery of survivors and the emergency personnel who responded, and the work of scores of others who have labored since to keep the homeland safe.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

After 15 years, last artifacts of 9/11 have been given away

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan's busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, between a decommissioned 727 and an aircraft hangar, it's doubtful passing drivers notice it at all.

  • Written by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer

Federal government halts work on part of pipeline project

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — The federal government stepped into the fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline Friday, ordering work to stop on one segment of the project in North Dakota and asking the Texas-based company building it to "voluntarily pause" action on a wider span that an American Indian tribe says holds sacred artifacts.

  • Written by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press