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Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening.
AP sources: Ex-Gov. Patrick says he’ll make presidential bid

AP sources: Ex-Gov. Patrick says he’ll make presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has told allies he will join the 2020 presidential race, according to two people familiar with his plans.
Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukrai

Jury recommends death for man guilty of killing 2 officers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a Florida man convicted of fatally shooting two police officers.
‘Too busy’: Trump professes disinterest on impeachment

‘Too busy’: Trump professes disinterest on impeachment

WASHINGTON — What hearings? What phone call? Professing disinterest and disdain, President Donald Trump said he was “too busy” doing the people’s business Wednesday to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency.
Australia’s highest court will hear Cardinal Pell’s appeal

Australia’s highest court will hear Cardinal Pell’s appeal

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned.
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

MONTREAL — Canadian entrepreneur Guy Laliberte, founder of the Cirque du Soleil circus company, was due in a courtroom in French Polynesia Wednesday over claims of cannabis cultivation.
Utility to pay $360M for major Southern California wildfires

Utility to pay $360M for major Southern California wildfires

LOS ANGELES — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment during the last two years, including one blamed for a mudslide that killed more than 20 peo
As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months sho
Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

DENVER — A Muslim civil rights group is protesting after a Colorado arena security guard told a woman to remove her hijab before she could enter to see her 8-year-old daughter sing the national anthem with her school choir at a Denver Nuggets basketb