Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust economy

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a woman walks on a bridge as heavy traffic moves along the 110 Freeway during rush hour in Los Angeles. From drivers paying more for gas and families bearing heavier child care costs to workers still awaiting decent pay raises to couples struggling to afford a home, people throughout the economy are straining to succeed despite the economy’s gains. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.”

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.

FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration

FILE - In this file July 7, 2016, photo then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee to discuss Hillary Clinton's email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. The Justice Department's watchdog faults former Comey for breaking with protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But it says his decisions were not driven by political bias ahead of the 2016 election.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the achievements of his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming the North has destroyed missile launch sites and no longer has “rockets flying over the place.”

Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after vote

Colombia's President Elect Ivan Duque celebrates his victory in the presidential runoff election, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota mayor. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process.

AP Investigation: Local fish isn’t always local

Surrounded by ice, commercial fishing boats are docked in their slips after more than a week's worth of frigid weather froze the harbor in Lake Montauk in Montauk, N.Y., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Only a few commercial boats remain in Montauk harbor during the winter months fishing for species such as porgy, tilefish, monkfish and black sea bass. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York.

Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

In this May 17, 2018 photo, Shannon Brown, 29, walks with her four-year-old daughter, Sai-Mya, in Charleston, S.C. Brown lives in public housing and could face a steep increase under a HUD proposal that would raise rents for millions of low-income individuals and families. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

Immigration firm seems to thrive after Trump lawyer’s help

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, walks along a sidewalk in New York. AT&T and drug giant Novartis drew nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida visa broker appears to have gotten nearly everything he wanted. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted.

China institutes on campus: Fount of learning or threat?

Undergraduate student Moe Lewis, left, shows her watercolor painting of peony leaves at a traditional Chinese painting class at the Confucius Institute at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on May 2, 2018. U.S. lawmakers are pushing for tighter regulation or even closure of the more than 100 Chinese Confucius Institutes set up on campuses across America. But for university students, they offer a chance to learn about Chinese language and art. (AP Photo/Matthew Pennington)

WASHINGTON (AP) — On college campuses in virtually every state across the U.S., the Chinese government supports more than 100 institutes that teach language and culture. For university students like Moe Lewis, they offer a chance to learn about Chinese art and pick up a few phrases in Mandarin. For critics, like Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, they present a threat to academic freedom and a spy risk.

Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing

In this May 5, 2018 photo, Shaman Pablo Flores raises his hands to the sky before the beginning of an ayahuasca session, in Nuevo Egipto, a remote village in the jungles of Peru. Flores performs ayahuasca sessions for tourists. He does not charge for his services but does accept donations. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

NUEVO EGIPTO, Peru (AP) — Sitting on a mattress strewn across the floor with white sheets, Pamela Moronci closes her eyes while a traditional healer starts to chant in the indigenous Shipibo language.

Team studies bones to identify the disappeared in Mexico

In this March 23, 2018 photo, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team experts carefully spread out burned fragments at a lab in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico. The fragments are among the remains of tens of thousands of people who have simply disappeared in Mexico's long and bloody drug war. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

CIUDAD CUAUHTEMOC, Mexico (AP) — A pair of rubber-gloved hands carefully separates the red “Evidence” tape from a paper bag and empties the contents onto a table. Hundreds of burnt bone fragments spill out.



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