Auto interest rates on the rise for those with poor credit


DETROIT (AP) — Car salesmen call it "the payment walk," when a customer wants a new vehicle but is walked instead to the used lot because they can't qualify for a new-car loan.

  • Written by By TOM KRISHER , AP Auto Writer

Ex-hostage Boyle charged with sex assault, confinement


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife and their children endured a long captivity in Afghanistan before they were rescued last fall and returned to Canada. Now he's facing 15 charges including sexual assault, forcible confinement and administering a noxious drug.


  • Written by By TRACEY LINDEMAN and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

Pro-government rallies in Iran after days of protest, unrest


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, state media reported, after a week of protests against the government and unrest that has killed at least 21 people.

  • Written by By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Trump boasts of 'nuclear button' but doesn't really have one


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn't actually have a physical button.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press