Latest News Fed Raises Interest Rates as Focus Turns to 2018 2017-12-13T20:24:43.000000000+00:00 The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by a quarter-point and issued a new economic forecast. The Fed did not deviate from its 2018 interest rate or inflation outlook. Republicans’ Tax Bill Nearing the Finish Line 2017-12-13T19:57:03.000000000+00:00 A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers have a deal on a consensus $1.5 trillion tax bill. Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next Month 2017-12-13T19:44:01.000000000+00:00 Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned “to pursue other opportunities,” the White House press secretary said. Facebook Sees Little Evidence of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote 2017-12-13T19:43:44.000000000+00:00 The social media giant’s statement came in response to questions from the British Parliament, but a British lawmaker questioned the findings. Schumer Files Police Report After Fraudulent Document Emerges 2017-12-13T19:34:04.000000000+00:00 A document that looks like a court filing suggests Senator Chuck Schumer harassed a staff member, but the staff member said any such claims are false. Walmart, Huge U.S. Employer, Will Let Workers Take Pay Before Payday 2017-12-13T19:32:29.000000000+00:00 The retailer is giving its 1.4 million workers early access to part of their paychecks. Some critics of the company say it points to a need to raise wages. Why Turnout Shifts in Alabama Bode Well for Democrats 2017-12-13T19:31:37.000000000+00:00 Turnout of black voters surged, and Trump’s less educated version of the Republican coalition has eroded a traditional G.O.P. edge. On Pro Football: Goodell Gets $200 Million for Last Deal, Owners Get … Continuity? 2017-12-13T19:14:07.000000000+00:00 Exactly what did N.F.L. owners get for the $200 million they just committed to Roger Goodell? Trump: ‘I Said Roy Moore Will Not Be Able to Win’ in Alabama 2017-12-13T19:11:48.000000000+00:00 President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Mr. Moore to victory in Alabama. Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change 2017-12-13T19:10:35.000000000+00:00 Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.