Ryan urges Pentagon to suspend collection of Guard bonuses
WASHINGTON (AP) ? House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for the Pentagon to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of soldiers in California who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
ECB chief: low interest rates don't make inequality worse
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? The head of the European Central Bank is defending the bank's monetary stimulus programs and record-low interest rates against concerns that they hurt savers and favor the wealthy.
T-Mobile seen as top target following AT&T-Time Warner deal
By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is the likeliest acquisition target as media companies seek a wireless partner following AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc, analysts said. AT&T announced the deal late on Saturday, stoking urgency in the telecoms and media sectors, where carriers facing a saturated wireless market are looking for content to attract mobile users and producers of shows and movies are seeking digital distribution. T-Mobile took most of the wireless industry's subscriber and revenue growth in the third quarter.
U.S. judge approves $14.7 billion deal in VW diesel scandal
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday approved Volkswagen AG's record $14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back the cars in mid-November. The action by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco marked a pivotal moment for VW as it aims to move past a scandal that has engulfed the company since it admitted in September 2015 to installing secret software in diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner than they really were.
US official: China's purchase of NKorean coal 'unacceptable'WASHINGTON (AP) ? A senior U.S. official says China's use of a loophole in U.N. sanctions to purchase huge amounts of North Korean coal is "unacceptable."
Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on borderJERUSALEM (AP) ? An Israeli working on a border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and killed on Tuesday, Israel said. An Egyptian official said the shooting occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook the worker for an illegal migrant and opened fire.
Exclusive: U.S. House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November
The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday. The act, which expires on Dec. 31, is one of the major pieces of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to Washington after the Nov. 8 election. Aides said the reauthorization of a "clean" bill, unchanged from the current legislation, was likely to pass the House, but its fate in the Senate was less certain, given administration concerns about the bill.
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products.
Trooper's widow urges voters to reject legalizing marijuana
BOSTON (AP) ? The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver accused of driving under the influence of marijuana is making an emotional plea against a ballot question that would legalize recreational pot.
Belgium saying Wallonia talks on EU-Canada deal progressing
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The Belgian government says that talks to convince the region of Wallonia to agree to a trade deal between the European Union and Canada are making progress, two days before the pact is supposed to be signed at a summit.