House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writers KEN SWEET, AP Business Writers

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian president Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals, getting the U.S. to cooperate in the skies or on the ground in the civil war, and prospects for a diplomatic resolution seem dim.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

AP Explains: What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria, but a major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran still may derail any cut. What happened to oil prices and why can't OPEC agree to anything more binding?

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

CHICAGO (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press