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Dow surges on Fed news

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell gave investors reason to cheer on Wednesday when he suggested that the Fed may slow down its interest rate hikes.

Fed chair says economy is in 'good health' despite risks

America's economy is still growing robustly, but a string of possible outside shocks including President Donald Trump's protracted trade rift with China could trigger a downturn, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.

What's next for NASA's Mars InSight lander?

On Monday, the NASA Mars InSight lander survived the "seven minutes of terror" during entry, descent and landing to safely arrive on Mars and took up permanent residence on the Red Planet. Unlike the rovers already on the Martian surface, InSight will stay put during its planned two-year mission.

Pompeo defends US-Saudi ties despite Khashoggi murder

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fiercely defended the Trump administration's support for Saudi Arabia in light of the outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accusing critics of ignoring regional threats posed by Iran.

Bolton didn't listen to Khashoggi audio because he doesn't speak Arabic

White House national security adviser John Bolton dismissed questions on Tuesday about whether he has listened to a tape that captured part of the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying he doesn't speak Arabic and would thus gain nothing from hearing the audio.

NASA's InSight lander has touched down on Mars

After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official "beep" to NASA to signal that it was alive and well, including a photo of the Martian surface where it landed.

Trump revives familiar frustrations for US intelligence officials

While some members of the US intelligence community have acknowledged that they are frustrated by President Donald Trump's public rejection of the CIA's assessment regarding the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, current and former officials accept that it is well within the President's rights to be skeptical about information presented to him.

Trump announces Wheeler as EPA nominee

President Donald Trump announced Friday he plans to nominate the acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, to permanently lead the agency.

Manufacturer had concerns about part that led to woman's death

The design of an engine fan blade that snapped on a Southwest flight in April, breaking an airplane window and partially sucking a woman out of it, has been a concern since the engine's earliest days, the manufacturer told investigators at a hearing Wednesday.