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Fed puts December rate hike firmly on the agenda

The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and in a direct reference to its next policy meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play.


Rubio, Cruz dominate rowdy Republican presidential debate

With time running short until the first nominating contest in three months, the 10 Republicans in the evening's main debate were anxious to stand out.


10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 29

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


Anemic report card for nation’s school kids

It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren.


Senate approves major cybersecurity bill

The legislation is the first serious attempt in Congress to combat computer hacks that have hit a growing number of businesses and government agencies in recent years.


Rivals see chance for opening against Trump, Carson at Republican debate

Seasoned politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination are eager to shift the campaign focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday’s debate.


Paul Ryan: On the path to job he says he never wanted

Republicans nominated Wisconsin's Paul Ryan to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner, uniting around the party's former vice presidential nominee who has promised more openness in the way the chamber is run.


U.S. weighs special forces in Syria, helicopters in Iraq

The United States is considering sending a small number of special operations forces to Syria and attack helicopters to Iraq as it weighs options to build momentum in the battle against Islamic State, U.S. officials said.


Congress aims for fast budget, debt limit passage

A U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal is headed toward quick action in Congress as lawmakers rushed to avert yet another fiscal standoff.


10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Oct. 28

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


U.S. deaths drop for leading causes

The U.S. death rate for all causes is continuing to decline, aided by drops in fatalities from leading causes like heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and accidents, new research finds.


GM, Chrysler issue recalls

Chevrolet, Buick, Jeep, and Ram models from various years are being recalled.


Health insurance prices up 7.5 percent for benchmark plans

The federal government says the cost of a benchmark plan on will increase 7.5 percent for 2016 coverage, but most people will still be able to buy a plan for less than $100 a month, after tax credits.


REI bucks Black Friday shopping, will close stores that day

The outdoor retailer says it will close on the day after Thanksgiving and pay its employees to be outside instead.


White House, Congress reach tentative budget deal

The White House and congressional leaders reached a two-year budget deal overnight to lift mandatory spending caps on defense and domestic programs and raise the federal debt ceiling, in an attempt to avert yet another fiscal standoff.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Oct. 27

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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yesterday in Lifestyle, News

5 Star Media Group to host annual Toy Drive for nonprofits

More than 1,000 children will benefit from this toy drive.


yesterday in Crime, News

Victim found dead in Christian County home identified

Bodies in burned vehicle not yet identified.


yesterday in News

I-24 congestion from flipped vehicle leads to second crash

A total of 5 vehicles crashed on I-24 Tuesday night.


Tuesday in Crime, News

Medical examiner says second body found in burnt vehicle in KY

The badly burned bodies of two people were in the car in Pembroke that was found on Thursday.

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Tuesday in Crime, News

Suspect in robbery at Cumberland Bank & Trust at large

The suspect did not have a weapon, but handed the teller a note demanding money.