White House doubles down on Trump's voter fraud claim
The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion. Trump spokesman ...
Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance caseNEW YORK (AP) ? A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won't rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas.
Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing ...
S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs on bank, tech gains
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq touched intraday record highs on Tuesday and the Dow was poised for its best day of the year, lifted by gains in financial and technology stocks. The advance comes as investors assess quarterly earnings reports, while trying to find more clarity on President Donald Trump's economic policies.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer, revealing the diagnosis hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address the night before.
California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an aggressive defense on Tuesday of California's liberal policies on immigration, health care and climate change during his State of the State address, vowing to fight the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress if they threaten to roll back state policies.
Sentencing set for man convicted of plotting Texas attackPHOENIX (AP) ? An Arizona man is scheduled to be convicted of supporting the Islamic State group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Timberlake, Sting get Oscar music nods
Marcels singer Ronald 'Bingo' Mundy dies at 76PITTSBURGH (AP) ? Ronald "Bingo" Mundy, best known for his work with the doo-wop group The Marcels and their hit "Blue Moon," has died. He was 76.
Nasdaq approaches 6,000 as stocks gain in afternoon trade
U.S. stocks climbed in afternoon trading Tuesday, nudging the Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite closer to record high closes. The Nasdaq edged closer to the 6,000 mark. Materials and financial companies were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Health care, phone companies and other high-dividend stocks were among the biggest laggards as bond yields rose.