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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
Updated at 5:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Congress edged closer to delivering relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico as the Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for passage of a last-minute financial rescue package for the territory of 3.5 million Americans. Puerto Rico is in a decade-long recession and has $70 billion in debt. A $2 billion payment to creditors is due Friday. Thousands have fled the island and moved to the U.S. mainland as businesses have closed, schools have struggled with limited electricity...

Updated at 5:09 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local): 8 p.m. U.K. attorneys have raised more than 10,000 pounds ($13,000) to fund the opening salvo in what may be a multifaceted legal fight over the...

Updated at 5:05 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) " Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $38.6 billion budget bill Wednesday that will more than triple state spending on the water emergency in Flint. Expenditures on the lead-tainted water crisis will total at least $240...

Updated at 5:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center opened Wednesday, built atop a security center that screens vehicles and overlooking the memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The...

Updated at 4:54 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to...

Updated at 4:54 PM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) " The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico convened a summit Wednesday intended to reaffirm their close cooperation on security, the environment and trade at a time of rising extremist threats around the globe and...

Updated at 4:28 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) " Arizona State University says researchers have found pieces of a small asteroid that left a fiery trail in the sky over eastern Arizona earlier this month. ASU spokeswoman Beth Giudicessi said Wednesday that a team of...

Updated at 4:07 PM

Hunting for the right health insurance plan outside the workplace used to involve a much lower risk of losing hair " from tearing it out in frustration. If a shopper could get coverage, the chain of events was often straightforward: Pick a...

Updated at 3:57 PM

HOUSTON (AP) " The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika. Broken window screens. Limited air conditioning. Trash piles that seem to re-appear even after they're...

Updated at 3:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed " and this time, it's personal. The social media giant says it updated the news feed so that people will see more posts...

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