EPA watchdog opens latest investigation into Pruitt security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt.



Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.

  • Written by By KEN SWEET , AP Business Writer

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said.

  • Written by By FARES AKRAM , Associated Press

Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday.


  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press