Postal Service eyes next-day Sunday delivery for holidays

WASHINGTON (AP) — As consumers demand ever-quicker and convenient package delivery, the U.S. Postal Service wants to boost its business this holiday season by offering what few e-commerce retailers can provide: cheap next-day service with packages delivered Sundays to your home.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Navy recommends sweeping changes after ship collisions

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two deadly ship collisions earlier this year that killed 17 sailors, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

AP Interview: Wong says China rise means trade trumps rights

HONG KONG (AP) — Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong warned Wednesday that China's rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests.

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  • Written by By KELVIN CHAN and YI-LING LIU , Associated Press

Fed leaves key rate unchanged but hints at future hikes

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new Federal Reserve leader about to be announced, the Fed is keeping its key interest rate unchanged. But it is hinting that it's preparing to resume raising rates as the economy shakes off the effects of recent hurricanes.

  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

GOP bill aims to speed logging to combat wildfires

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for logging and other actions in national forests in response to deadly wildfires in the West.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press