The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes.
A package bomb exploded shortly after midnight Tuesday inside a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, and the FBI and ATF are at the scene, spokeswomen for both agencies told The Washington Post.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 11:40 a.m. President Donald Trump is blaming a "very sick individual or individuals" for a series of bombings in Austin, Texas. Trump said during an Oval Office meeting Tuesday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that the situation is "terrible." He says, "This is obviously a very sick individual or individuals" and that authorities are "working to get to the bottom of it."
A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks' gestation - the strictest in the nation (all times local): 11:43 a.m. A federal judge is temporarily blocking a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July has turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest, and a news conference was scheduled later Tuesday to announce charges in the case.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Four explosions have rocked Texas' capital in less than three weeks and authorities say a serial bomber is likely to blame. But they don't appear closer to making any arrests. Three package bombs left on doorsteps over 10 days starting on March 2 killed two people and injured two others. Then, on Sunday night, an explosive triggered by a nearly invisible tripwire wire injured two more.
Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump's border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's top court has ruled that the Telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to security services. The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeal by Telegram protesting demands from the Federal Security Service intelligence agency, or FSB to provide access to user data.