More News Articles

  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Marrero's...

  • Chile aims to end dictatorship-era election rules

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she is determined to make her country's democracy more representative, and she may have just enough votes in Congress to achieve it. Bachelet proposed Wednesday that Chile end its "binomial" system, which rigs elections to...

  • High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the...

  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board says the Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority. Deborah Hersman, wrapping up a two-day forum...

  • Qualcomm 2Q net tops Street; faces bribery probe

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations thanks to strong demand for mobile device chipsets, but said revenue rose less quickly than expected. The company also said it had received notice from the Securities...

  • New Zealand raises key interest rate to 3 percent

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — With its economy continuing to improve, New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in six weeks, to 3 percent. New Zealand is forging its own path on rates after most developed nations continue to try and stimulate their...

  • Gold prices edge up for the first time in a week

    Gold prices settled higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support. Russia warned Wednesday that it would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. Separately, Dutch, British and Danish...

  • Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

    HAVANA (AP) — The lawyer for U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for more than four years in Cuba, said Wednesday his client is certain he will go home in the next year, be it alive or dead. Speaking to reporters in Havana after visiting Gross, attorney Scott...

  • Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces. Hagel made the comment Wednesday to reporters traveling with him to Mexico City for talks Thursday with his...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth. The commitment announced Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday

    Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market. On Wednesday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.72 points, or...

  • NY casino contenders face application fee deadline

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Proposals for casinos in upstate New York faced their first significant hurdle Wednesday, the deadline for casino contenders to submit a required $1 million application fee. Several developers and casino operators involved in the projects told The Associated Press that...

  • Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

    A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects. Other recent examples of Twitter gaffes: — JP MORGAN...

  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment announced Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal second-quarter earnings report expands on the...

  • Berkshire Hathaway can't find critic for meeting

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says he couldn't find someone with a negative outlook on his company to ask questions at this year's annual meeting. Last year, Buffett added a Berkshire Hathaway critic to the panel asking questions at the meeting. Buffett says the people who...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

    Read More...
  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

    Read More...
  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

    Read More...