What rising interest rates mean

In this March 21 photo, specialist Edward Loggie works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the rate decision of the Federal Reserve is announced. Interest rates are charging higher, and whether that’s a good or bad thing depends on who you are. For savers, it’s a long-awaited win. After years of making virtually nothing on their money market accounts and certificates of deposit, savers are finally getting closer to keeping up with inflation. Investors are also getting rewarded with higher interest payments for buying newly issued bonds .(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Interest rates are charging higher, and that can be a good or bad thing depending on whether you’re saving or borrowing.

Trump ‘demands’ Justice Department investigate FBI

FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

Lava from volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

Steam rises as lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago.

Mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

Christina Delgado, right, talks about the school shooting as her daughter, London, listens Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. Delgado watched in horror last week as the extreme gun violence she had marched to prevent arrived in her town. A gunman opened fire inside Santa Fe High School on Friday, killing 10 people. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole again. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning before to watch police cars screaming down the highway toward the high school, and imagined she’d never forget the screech of their sirens.

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism

In a photo from, Friday, April 27, 2018, a statue of former Mayor Orville Hubbard, who spent decades trying to keep the city all white, is displayed in Dearborn, Mich. The statue was socked away for more than a year after leaders decided it didn't belong outside a new City Hall. Vestiges of racism and intolerance are slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan’s Kalamazoo.

FACT CHECK: Trump on Russia probe, border; Pruitt claims

In this May 16, 2018, photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt claimed credit for pollution cleanups done mostly by the Obama administration while flubbing facts about his 2017 condo deal and blaming underlings for his ethical woes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

In NKorea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

FILE- In this June 27, 2008 file image from TV, the demolition of the 60-foot-tall cooling tower at its main reactor complex in Yongbyon North Korea. Foreign journalists will get the chance to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, a much-touted display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump in June, 2018. (AP Photo/APTN, File)

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.

Maduro wins Venezuela election amid controversy

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters after the National Electoral Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the votes in Sunday's election, beating his nearest challenger Henri Falcon by almost 40 points, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.

Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

In this Sunday, April 22, 2018, photo, Nahal, a 19-year-old transgender woman smokes cigarette on her balcony in Tehran, Iran. Nahal had hardly started high school before being forced to leave over her classmates’ instance she dress as a man. Her manicured fingernails, painted pink, brush away her long brown hair as she looks through old photographs of her childhood, recounting how even her own family has struggled to accept her. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother’s balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging eyes on the street.

Record Everest climber returns, planning next trip

Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, waves as he arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Rita, scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday morning May 16 for the 22nd time, setting the record for most climbs of the world's highest mountain, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he’s already planning his next trip.

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