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GOP in tumult after McCarthy's withdrawal from speaker race

Friday, October 9th, 2015 7:42 a.m.

Jolted by political lighting for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become the chamber's next speaker.

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Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 10:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China's economic slowdown and its potential to derail U.S. growth and inflation.

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Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 9th, 2015 9:00 a.m.

A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.

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Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 7:37 a.m.

Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University

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Snyder supports switching Flint water system back to Detroit

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday called for Flint to switch back to Detroit's water system to address a public health emergency and grapple with broader concerns about the effects of the aging pipes distributing the city's water supply.

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Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize in literature

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature

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McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 2:58 p.m.

House Majority Leader of Kevin McCarthy of Calif. walks out of nomination vote meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.

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US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 12:31 p.m.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to subdue an attacker on a French train in August, was stabbed in California and was in stable condition, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday.