Fed suggests it's closer to slowing bond purchases
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve sketched a brighter economic outlook Wednesday and signaled it's moving closer to slowing its bond-buying program, which is intended to keep long-term interest rates low.
Bipartisan proposal on student loans circulating
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan compromise on student loans started to take shape in the Senate on Wednesday, preserving fixed-rate loans for all students and linking interest rates with the financial markets.
FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The excavation of a field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.
Afghan leader backs away from Taliban talks
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the ground after it claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that killed four Americans.