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.


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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.


Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home

A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.


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Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact

U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement.


Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.


Volkswagen recall to start in January

The German carmaker plans to begin recalling cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.


McCarthy seeks to convince conservatives he’s not like Boehner

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month.


Forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter

Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country.


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General Mills recalls 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios

The company is recalling the original and honey nut flavored varieties.


Obama confident Congress will approve Trans-Pacific Partnership

The U.S. is one of 12 Pacific Rim nations to reach a pact this week that would liberalize commerce, affecting the costs of products ranging from dairy to biotech drugs.


11 dead in historic South Carolina flooding

Floodwaters from unprecedented rain have closed some 550 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars.

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