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Romania top court strikes down Swiss franc 'mortgage' loan

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s constitutional court has struck down a bill to help holders of mortgages that were taken out is Swiss francs by converting them into Romanian currency at the rate at which they were borrowed. Court chairman Valer Dorneanu said...

Melania Trump says White House could mean millions for brand

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the “multi-year term” during which she “is one of the most...

National Women's Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — “A Raisin in the Sun” author Lorraine Hansberry, former New York first lady and mentoring champion Matilda Raffa Cuomo and autism and livestock advocate Temple Grandin will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame as...

Sen. Warren book on middle class coming in April

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a new book coming out this spring, one that continues her battle for progressive economics. Warren’s “This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class” will be published April 18, Henry...

The Latest: Brady, Belichick address huge crowd in Boston

New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia holds the Super Bowl trophy, left, as he and coach Bill Belichick wave during a parade Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston to celebrate their 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl 51 football game...

Police face complaints about ‘third-shift terror squad’

In this Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 photo Charm Howie, of Providence, R.I., stands for a photograph, in Woonsocket, R.I. Howie is one of several residents alleging racially biased and overly aggressive policing by what critics have come to call the “third shift terror...

Pence breaks tie as Senate confirms DeVos for Education post

In this image from video, provided by Senate Television shows Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, during the Senate’s vote on Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos. The Senate confirmed DeVos with...

Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former firm, under 2005 deal

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, escorted by former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gorsuch gave up a $1 million a year paycheck when he left his private law practice a decade ago for...

Someone Bid $100,000 For A Cheeto That Looks Like Harambe

Someone bid nearly $100,000 on eBay for a Cheeto that bears a resemblance to slain gorilla Harambe. The seller said he found the cheese snack in a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Bidding began at $11.99 on Jan. 28. It ended early Tuesday morning with of $99,900. The listing...

DA: Handyman kept 'perverse shrine' to serial child rape

A Pennsylvania handyman accused of serial child rape kept a “perverse shrine” in his trailer home – 1,000 pairs of used girl’s underwear – and documented his crimes in hundreds of disturbing, graphic images and writings, authorities said....