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Fed officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level

Fed officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials last month debated how high they should raise interest rates to achieve their economic goals, with some arguing that they might need to lift rates to a level that would modestly restrain growth.

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in hack of celebrities, others

RICHMOND, Va. — A former Virginia high school teacher has agreed to plead guilty in a hacking scheme that allowed him to obtain nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.
Chaka Khan named 2019 Rose Parade grand marshal

Chaka Khan named 2019 Rose Parade grand marshal

PASADENA, Calif. — Chaka Khan has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme, "The Melody of Life." Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny announced the selection Wednesday.

In struggling Baltimore, police union focuses on comedy skit

BALTIMORE — The leadership of Baltimore's police union isn't laughing at a "Saturday Night Live" skit. Over the weekend, the NBC comedy show featured a skit where female police officers were shown hitting on a male character during a traffic stop.
Vatican: South Korea's Moon shares faith in peninsula peace

Vatican: South Korea's Moon shares faith in peninsula peace

VATICAN CITY — South Korea's president said he was certain peace could be achieved on the Korean peninsula as he prepared for an audience Thursday with Pope Francis where he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for
US housing starts sank 5.3 per cent in September

US housing starts sank 5.3 per cent in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction fell 5.3 per cent in September, a sign that recent hurricanes and rising mortgage rates may be weighing on the market.
Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has asked Turkey for a recording that could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.
Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million, second-highest

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million, second-highest

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $900 million. Lottery officials raised the estimated prize Wednesday, less than a day after another drawing without a winner increased the prize to $868 million.
'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

SALEM, Mass. — A Massachusetts man who police dubbed the "Brazen Botanist" after he was captured on a surveillance camera stealing plants from a porch has pleaded guilty.

The top 10 largest US Jackpots

Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $900 million jackpot in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, which would be the second-largest prize in U.S. history. Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S.