By Ed Sykes | 07/29/14 04:42 PM
President Obama announced new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, putting significant restraints on American exports and trade relationships with Russian companies.
By Becket Adams | 07/29/14 04:40 PM
President Obama's evolution from pop star to election liability has been nothing short of astonishing, from Greek pillars and promises to lower the oceans to vulnerable Democratic lawmakers carefully avoiding him as they campaign for re-election.
By Ed Sykes | 07/29/14 04:10 PM
The Obama administration is defending the work of Secretary of State John Kerry as he comes under fire in the Israeli press.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/29/14 04:09 PM
With too little work and too much free time, paralegal employees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were paid more than $5 million while doing nothing for four years.
07/29/14 03:30 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought...
By Associated Press | 07/29/14 01:23 PM
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.
07/29/14 01:45 PM
Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said Tuesday it earned $2.91 billion, or 45 cents per share, down from $14.1 billion, or $1.98 per share,...
07/29/14 01:30 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...
07/29/14 12:45 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels detonate bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing at least 13 troops.
07/29/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its sovereignty. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new...
07/29/14 12:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes turned mixed in midday trading as investors waited for a series of key economic reports from the U.S. and China later in the week. The Dow Jones industrial average eased less than one point to 16,983 as of 12:12 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard &...
07/29/14 12:15 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia.
07/29/14 12:15 PM
Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. But the Hartford, Connecticut, company's shares slipped Tuesday after it also reported a higher medical cost measurement...
07/29/14 12:00 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutor: California tuberculosis patient charged after refusing treatment found, arrested.
07/29/14 11:45 AM
A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share,...
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