Senate's odd couple forge unlikely alliance on environment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oddest of Senate odd couples — California Democrat Barbara Boxer and Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe — have accomplished something highly unusual in this bitter election year: significant, bipartisan legislation on the environment that has become law.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

US stocks tick higher as health care companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Tuesday with health care and household goods companies leading the way. Central banks in the U.S. and Japan meet to discuss potential changes in interest rates and stimulus measures. Energy companies are slipping with the price of oil.

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APNewsBreak: Nigeria sues over $12B in 'illegal' oil exports

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is suing several leading oil companies for $12.7 billion of crude oil that allegedly was exported illegally to the United States between 2011 and 2014, officials said Tuesday.

  • Written by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

FBI says it looked into New York bombing suspect 2 years ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI looked into New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami two years ago after his father called with concerns his son was a terrorist, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. But the father later retracted the claim and told investigators he just meant his son was hanging out with the wrong crowd.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press