Government policy

Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 3:55 pm
U.S. stock indexes are wavering between gains and losses on Wall Street. The market was higher for most of the day but dipped briefly after the Federal Reserve released its latest statement on interest rate policy and the economy. The Fed, as expected, held off on raising interest rates. Losses in...
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January 31, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassadorship to South Korea is set to stay open a while longer after the Trump administration dropped from consideration a prominent Washington-based academic who had been tapped for the job. The high-profile position has remained vacant for the past year as tensions...
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President Donald Trump smiles during State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 10:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday urged the U.S. to not go it alone in any effort to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that doing so would end in failure. "Any framework for negotiations must be multilateral and must involve all players — all partners — that are...
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President Donald Trump smiles during State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 7:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday urged the U.S. to not go it alone in any effort to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians and warned that doing so would end in failure. "Any framework for negotiations must be multilateral and must involve all players — all partners — that...
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January 31, 2018 - 2:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says more than a dozen people have been arrested after demonstrators climbed the globe sculpture in Columbus Circle to unfurl a banner protesting President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The unscheduled protest took place around 1 p.m. Tuesday in...
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President Donald Trump signs a hat after finishing the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump's first State of the Union is the most-tweeted joint address to Congress ever, according to Twitter. The social network says 4.5 million tweets were sent around...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 10:35 p.m. President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address clocked in at one hour and 20 minutes. According to the American Presidency Project, that makes Trump's speech one of the...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 10:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says "unmatched power" is the surest defense against threats from rogue regimes, terrorist groups and rivals like China and Russia. He says that's why he's asking...
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President Donald Trump arrives to deliver his first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the state of the union is strong "because our people are strong." And he adds that together "we are building a safe, strong and proud America." Trump opened...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California talks with Senate Minority Chuck Schumer of New York before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 30, 2018 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Democrats crowding the House chamber are letting buttons — and the color of their clothes — send messages. Many are wearing rectangular lapel buttons that say "TIME'S UP," a statement...
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