Fed officials tell activists rate hikes won't derail economy

An unusually large group of Federal Reserve policymakers appeared before activists on Thursday and defended their plans to raise interest rates to keep the U.S. economy from overheating. Several policymakers said raising interest rates gradually would allow them to stimulate the economy for longer, but that an overheating economy could end in steep rate increases and a recession. "It's not about trying to stop the economy from growing," San Francisco Fed President John Williams told about 100 members of the Fed Up coalition of union organizers and community activists ahead of an annual meeting of global central bankers and academics.
10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for FridayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHAT'S BEING ASKED IN AFTERMATH OF DEADLY EARTHQUAKE Soul-searching mounts over why quake-prone ...



California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a swift ending to a long legal battle, a California toddler who had been declared brain-dead has died after being taken off life support.
New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

A memorial for a 10-year-old girl who police said was sexually assaulted, strangled then dismembered is seen at an Albuquerque, N.M., apartment building Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. On the day the girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead Wednesday in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police, her dismembered remains lying under a burning blanket. The girl's mother, 35-year-old Michelle Martens, her 31-year-old boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and his 31-year-old cousin, Jessica Kelley, are facing charges. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.



Report: Explosion rocks sports center in Belgian town of Chimay, at least one dead

BRUSSELS (AP) — Report: Explosion rocks sports center in Belgian town of Chimay, at least one dead.


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