The world’s biggest beer brewer

The makers of Budweiser and Miller have announced plans to join forces, creating the world's biggest brewery.


More people are dying from painkiller overdoses

The proportion of people reporting use of prescription opioids for reasons other than medical necessity fell between 2003 and 2013, but use disorders and overdose deaths increased, according to a new study.


Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

The surprise rivalry between Clinton and Sanders will be at the forefront as Democrats take the stage in Las Vegas for the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign.


U.S. Army secretary raises concerns about declining budget

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh said that the Army was being stretched too thin and was on the “ragged edge” given a declining budget and personnel cuts.


Half of Democrats want Biden in race

The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder.


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There’s ‘wiggle room’ on rate hike timing

A top Federal Reserve official who has long wanted the U.S. central bank to wait until next year to raise rates signaled on Monday that he could be persuaded to support a rate hike this year, so long as the increases are gradual.


Four ways to get a jump on tax season

Taxpayers face a cliffhanger again this year as Congress dithers about extending more than 50 expired tax breaks, including popular deductions for college tuition and fees, mortgage insurance and sales taxes.


U.S. reassesses Columbus Day, Native American plight in focus

About four miles from the world's largest Christopher Columbus parade in midtown Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters will hold a sunrise prayer circle to honor ancestors who were slain or driven from their land.


House conservative group would ‘look favorably’ on Ryan for speakership

The approximately 40-member House Freedom Caucus is at the center of turmoil within the Republican Party over who will be the party's effective leader in the House ahead of the 2016 presidential election.


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Making headlines this week

Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.


Fed official still looking at 2015 rate hike

A voting member of the Federal Reserve's policy committee says he believes the economy is on a satisfactory track and an increase in interest rates is likely to be appropriate in either October or December.


House slams regulators for not catching VW for years

Volkswagen U.S. chief executive blamed "individuals" for cheating on diesel emissions tests as lawmakers attacked environmental regulators for failing to catch the fraud for years.


Research is beefing up meat with healthy omega-3s

People have long been told they can decrease their risk of heart disease by eating more omega-3 fatty acids, including seafood and walnuts.


Republicans in chaos as favorite quits House leadership race

Republicans are struggling to fill a leadership void as the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives quit the race in a surprise announcement that heightened concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Oct. 9

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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing

Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.


McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed

McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.


Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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