Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government launched a fierce assault Wednesday on the port city of Hodeida, the main entry point for food in a country already teetering on the brink of famine.

  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Anticipation surrounds Fed's rate forecasts after next hike


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to modestly raise its key short-term interest rate for the second time this year. But attention will be focused mainly on any hints that the Fed might accelerate its rate hikes in the coming months.

  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses


DENVER (AP) — A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West.


  • Written by By COLLEEN SLEVIN , Associated Press