White House furious stories about HUD, Secretary Ben Carson

Senior White House aides are furious about a series of negative stories about frivolous spending at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and have taken a more hands-on role in trying to stem the tide of negative news, sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN.

Here's what's in the budget deal

Senate leaders unveiled a two-year budget deal Wednesday, which would boost military and non-defense spending by $300 billion over the next two years, as well as more than $80 billion in disaster relief.

EPA inspector general to investigate spending on Pruitt's security

The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general will look into agency spending in connection with EPA enforcement agents being used on Administrator Scott Pruitt's security detail, according to a letter sent to Rep. Peter DeFazio, the top Democrat on the House Transportation Committee.

Halloween sales important for area businesses

According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans are spending nearly $7 billion on Halloween this year. The average consumer will spend a little less than $75 on all Halloween items, including costumes and decorations.