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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledges that officials at the U.S. central bank are fractured about next steps on...Read more

Stocks declined broadly on Wall Street Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year.

Investors expected the rate cut, but may have been disappointed by apparent disagreement among Fed...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Stocks are dropping after the Federal Reserve cuts its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year but didn't provide investors...Read more

ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday.

A fourth person, the sole survivor of the Tuesday...Read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says U.N. experts have already left for Saudi Arabia to investigate attacks on key...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public.

The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. The monument will reopen to...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell Wednesday after Saudi officials announced oil production halted by an attack on the heart of its oil industry would be fully restored within weeks.

Prices continued to slide even as the Saudi military blamed Iran...Read more

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation.

The Michigan Department of...Read more

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017....Read more

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A line of baton-wielding police on Wednesday stopped a march by Zimbabwean doctors protesting the alleged abduction of a union leader as fears grew about government repression — and about his fate.

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors...Read more

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