Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton behemoth more than seven times the size of New York City, has broken off of Antarctica, triggering disagreement among scientists over whether global warming is to blame.

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  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Yellen tells Congress to expect more rate hikes

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank expects to keep raising a key interest rate at a gradual pace and also plans to start trimming its massive bond holdings this year.

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  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Trump defends son after disclosure of Russian emails

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that his eldest son was "open, transparent and innocent," a day after Donald Trump Jr. revealed his eagerness to hear damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government in a meeting last year with an attorney from Moscow.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Trump Jr. emails are latest development in Russia probes

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special counsel's investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration nearly six months into Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press