Social Security projects biggest payment increase in years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Good news for seniors: Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January.

  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Flash flood kills 5 children, 4 adults at Arizona swim hole

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly.

  • Written by By SALLY HO and ANITA SNOW , Associated Press

Maduro foes: Over 7 million vote in Venezuelan referendum

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Foes of President Nicolas Maduro said more than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting his plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices two weeks before the socialist leader seeks to reshape the political system.

  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and FABIOLA SANCHEZ , Associated Press