Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has left its key interest rate unchanged at a time of solid economic gains but also heightened uncertainty surrounding the new Trump administration.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Senator: Army Corps told to approve Dakota pipeline easement

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir, a North Dakota senator said, the latest twist in the months-long legal battle over the $3.8 billion project.


Trump taps conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press