Aetna, Humana call off $34 billion deal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer

US wholesale prices rose in January, led by gasoline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher costs for gasoline costs helped fuel a rise in U.S. wholesale prices in January, but overall inflation still appears to be in check.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

North Korea celebrates late leader, recent missile launch

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday celebrated its latest missile launch, which foreign experts were analyzing for evidence of advancement in the country's missile capabilities.

  • Written by ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for jobs, arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is patting himself on the back for immigration and job-creation initiatives that started before he took office.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH BOAK , Associated Press

NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting

BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO chief urged allies on Tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 NATO counterparts in Brussels.

  • Written by LORNE COOK , Associated Press