3 takeaways from Fed's move to leave rates but hint at hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — With six days before Americans choose a new president, the Federal Reserve sent a dual message Wednesday: It isn't yet time to raise interest rates.

But it's getting very close.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Obama says Army Corps examining Dakota oil pipeline route

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is examining whether the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline can be rerouted in southern North Dakota to alleviate the concerns of American Indians.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alabama pipeline blast sparks worries about South gas prices

HELENA, Ala. (AP) — A deadly explosion that sparked a geyser of fire has shut down a vital pipeline supplying gasoline to millions of people across the Southeast, raising fears of another round of gas shortages and price increases after the pipeline's second accident and shutdown in two months.

  • Written by JAY REEVES, Associated Press JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

Iraqi's Mosul advance pauses in east, inches on in the south

BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces paused their advance in an eastern district of Mosul on Wednesday to clear a neighborhood of any remaining Islamic State militants, as forces further to the south of the city took four small villages, military officials said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press