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Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that's officially known as pertussis.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:42:08 -0400
Greece: Prospect of new election grows, market hit
News ImageATHENS, Greece (AP) Greece's government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while bank shares plummeted again on the stock market, which reopened this week after a long closure.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:40:09 -0400
US stocks edge lower; Allstate slumps on weak earnings
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) U.S. stocks moved between small gains and losses on Tuesday as investors assessed the latest company earnings reports and deal news. Allstate slumped after the insurance company reported earnings that missed analysts' expectations. Pharmaceutical company Baxalta jumped after rival Shire agreed to buy the company for about $30 billion. Apple fell sharply for a second day.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:39:35 -0400
Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert
News ImageHOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) State police on Tuesday were looking for a suspect and witnesses to a shooting that left two people wounded outside a hip-hop concert in New Jersey.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:35:55 -0400
Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy
News ImageATHENS, Greece (AP) After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:35:53 -0400
Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
News ImageLANCASTER, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it wasn't clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning, as 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:27:59 -0400
Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:26:24 -0400
Wounded Burundi activist is hospitalized but not in danger
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) A prominent Burundi rights activist is hospitalized but his life is not in danger after being shot Monday night, his daughter said Tuesday. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:25:20 -0400
Shire offers to buy Baxter drug spinoff for $30 billion
NEW YORK (AP) The Irish drugmaker Shire PLC Is offering to buy Baxalta for about $30 billion in stock as it attempts to solidify its strengthening position in rare disease treatments. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:25:01 -0400
Police force investigates child sex accusations against ex-PM Heath
News ImageA second police force said on Tuesday it had been examining allegations of historical child sexual abuse against former Prime Minister Edward Heath. The revelation by Jersey police came a day after detectives in Wiltshire, southwest England, appealed for any witnesses or victims who might be able to support allegations of child sexual abuse against Heath, who died in 2005 at the age of 89. Wiltshire police said on Tuesday they had received "a number of calls" as a result of that appeal but declined to elaborate.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:23:38 -0400
Bonuses for London commodities and rates trading chiefs plunge
News ImageBy Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) - Plunging commodity prices and rock-bottom interest rates this year have cut bonuses for managing directors (MDs) on commodity and rates trading desks in London by as much as 60 percent. Figures from salary benchmarking site Emolument (www.emolument.com) show that commodities managing directors bonuses this year averaged 150,568 pounds, compared with 373,000 pounds last year. Base salaries have risen a little, however, meaning overall compensation has fallen 38 percent for commodities MDs and 23 percent for rates MDs.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:19:29 -0400
The Latest on jail death: Family says it wants information
HOUSTON (AP) The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local): Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:14:23 -0400
US factory orders rebound in June
News ImageUS orders for manufactured goods rebounded in June after two months of declines, boosted by strong gains in aircraft and other transportation equipment, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Transportation equipment surged 9.3 percent. Civilian aircraft orders soared 65.4 percent, with defense aircraft up 31.0 percent.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:12:43 -0400
Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers
HOUSTON (AP) The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:12:27 -0400
Afghan Taliban meet to resolve leadership dispute
News ImageKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The family of former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar agreed on Tuesday to accept the decision of the insurgent group's dispute resolution council on succession issues, a council member said, as the group tries to extinguish a leadership dispute that has exposed growing internal divisions.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:11:24 -0400
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