Stocks, dollar rise; investors eye earnings
Lawyers for site called 'online brothel' want charges tossedSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services in the face of a congressional investigation.
'1984' sales soar after 'alternative facts,' Trump claims
Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America's energy policy and deal ...
Water lead-level falls below federal limit in Flint
Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have ...
British government readies for Brexit bill after court ruling
The British government is set to propose legislation to push Brexit through parliament following a landmark court ruling on Tuesday seen as a setback for Prime Minister Theresa May. The Supreme Court judgement found the government must win parliament's approval before starting talks for Britain to leave the European Union, following the country's divisive referendum which saw 52 percent vote to leave the bloc. May had wanted to start the Brexit process -- invoking Article 50 of the EU treaty -- without a vote in parliament, but she failed to overturn a High Court ruling that said lawmakers must be consulted.
US scientists raise bar for sea level by 2100
In the last days of Barack Obama's administration, US government scientists warned even more sea level rise is expected by century's end than previously estimated, due to rapid ice sheet melting at the poles. The report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) set the "extreme" scenario of global average sea level rise by 2100 to 8.2 feet (2.5 meters), up half a meter from the last estimate issued in 2012. "We raised the upper limit of our scenarios," lead author William Sweet told AFP.
Luis Valbuena, Angels finalize $15 million, 2-year deal
Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan
Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they ...
S&P 500, Nasdaq set records as tech, banks lead
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq set record highs on Tuesday in a broad rally led by financial and technology stocks. The advance comes as quarterly earnings season heats up and investors become optimistic that clarity on President Donald Trump's economic policies will be forthcoming.