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Business

US stocks move higher ahead of expected Fed rate hike

U.S. stocks moved higher in morning trading Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Technology stocks accounted for much of the market’s gains. Health care companies also rose. Banks lagged the most. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices headed lower.


National

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace Sen. Al Franken until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 election.


National

The Latest: Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith says she'll run in 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Mark Dayton’s appointment of a replacement for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local):


World

Russian nuclear plant says it emits leaked nuclear isotope

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant’s production cycle but said its levels are negligible.


National

The Latest: Crews gain on California fire but threat remains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


World

KHL undecided on allowing players to go to the Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the Kontinental Hockey League said Wednesday he is waiting to find out how many Russians will be banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics before deciding if he will allow his players to compete in South Korea.


Business

AP PHOTOS: Drugs rule Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles is home to thousands of chronically homeless people.


Government

The Latest: Trump sees need to run 'GREAT' GOP candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate election (all times local):


National

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Business

The Latest: Investors cautious ahead of Fed announcement

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


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