Duterte declares 'state of lawlessness' after bomb kills 14

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a nationwide "state of lawlessness" Saturday after suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists detonated a bomb that killed 14 people and wounded about 70 in his southern hometown.

  • Written by MANUEL CAYON, Associated Press, JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Justice Dept. wants Pulse 911 case kept in federal court

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday appealed a ruling involving whether hundreds of 911 calls recorded during a massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida can be released.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

US hiring slowed in August, yet Americans' outlook brightens

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in August after two blockbuster months and barely raised their workers' pay, a pullback that may lead the Federal Reserve to leave interest rates alone until late this year.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer