GREAT AGAIN: Stocks surge on earnings and economic data; Dow climbs 500

NEW YORK (AP) — World stock markets are rallying Tuesday, and U.S. stocks are on track for their second-largest gain in 2018 following strong earnings reports from major U.S. companies in finance and health care. Technology companies are also rising after their recent slump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose as much as 502 points….

REPORT: Trump demanding answers on Saudi writer who disappeared in Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and members of Congress demanded answers Wednesday from Saudi Arabia about the fate of a prominent Saudi writer and government critic who disappeared a week ago after entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul. Trump said he didn’t know what happened to Jamal Khashoggi and expressed hope that the 59-year-old…

REPORT: Trump says he has ‘no plans’ to fire Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks. Trump told reporters at the White House that he had “a very good relationship” with Rosenstein…

LOW BLOW: Man accused of doxxing GOP senators allegedly threatened to publish information relating to their children’s health

WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressional aide accused of publishing the private information of at least three Republican senators allegedly threatened to leak confidential health information relating to their children, say reports. Jackson Cosko, who recently worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, (D)-Texas, was arrested this week on allegations that he posted personal information relating of…