07/29/14 10:00 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging higher in early trading ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,011 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed two points, or 0.1 percent, to...
By Becket Adams | 07/29/14 09:54 AM
Someone at the Associated Press, probably a social media intern who should know better, will likely get a stern lecture later today.
07/29/14 09:47 AM
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday. Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Glasgow Games after testing positive...
07/29/14 09:16 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. Hashmat Khalil Karzai was a staunch supporter of the president and had played an active role in the campaign...
By Mark Tapscott | 07/29/14 09:05 AM
Traffic getting worse during commuter hours? Potholes from last winter still not filled? Don't understand why bike lanes are suddenly so important?
07/29/14 09:00 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst expectations. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91...
07/29/14 08:46 AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza official: At least 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes and shelling on Tuesday.
07/29/14 08:45 AM
A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia and cholesterol medicines Vytorin and Zetia said...
07/29/14 08:30 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas.
By Steve Doty | 07/29/14 08:00 AM
It'll be a busy day on Capitol Hill today, as lawmakers continue to work out major issues before the August recess. Immigration reform, Veterans Affairs legislation and foreign affairs remain on the docket before the summer break.
07/29/14 07:45 AM
Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. The Hartford, Connecticut, company said Tuesday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings to range between...
07/29/14 06:15 AM
BEIJING (AP) — China announces probe into ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang over alleged discipline violations.
By Hadley Heath Manning | 07/28/14 04:29 PM
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence has proposed changing the state's Medicaid program, called the “Healthy Indiana Plan.” He says his plan doesn't expand Medicaid, but others on the Left and the Right argue that it does. While Pence’s plan is better than a blind expansion of the broken...
By Ashe Schow | 07/28/14 06:09 PM
Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports.
By Zack Colman | 07/28/14 04:51 PM
Waiting to address climate change would be more costly than acting now, the White House said in a new report.
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