Wells Fargo CEO to face lawmakers with better defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more defenses than he had in the last round, when some senators called for his resignation.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer

Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Senate Democrats refuse to back Obama on Sept. 11 bill veto

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats abandoned President Barack Obama Wednesday, siding with Republicans to overwhelmingly reject his veto and permit families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press