Trustees: Meager hike in Social Security benefits next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security beneficiaries can expect only a meager increase in monthly payments next year, the trustees who oversee the massive retirement and disability program said Wednesday.

  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off the C-SPAN cameras that showed the protest.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Goal of owning home still strong, and 8 other housing trends

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to. That's the finding of a report being released Wednesday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer