Fox's Megyn Kelly to guest-host 'Live' day after electionNEW YORK (AP) ? She may be a little bleary-eyed, but Fox News' Megyn Kelly is booked to co-host the morning talk show "Live" with Kelly Ripa on the day after the election.
Sotheby's to auction Rockwell painting on 1944 electionNEW YORK (AP) ? A painting by Norman Rockwell that depicts the undecided voter sentiment during the 1944 presidential election ? much like the 2016 race ? will be the highlight of an auction of American art in New York.
Yazidi survivors of IS torture win EU's Sakharov prize
Two Yazidi women who survived a nightmare ordeal of kidnapping, rape and slavery at the hands of Islamic State jihadists won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Thursday. Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar have become figureheads for the effort to protect the Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion with more than half a million believers concentrated in northern Iraq. "They have a painful and tragic story" but "they felt compelled to survive to bear witness," European Parliament chief Martin Schulz told the assembly in Strasbourg.
U.S. business spending tepid; labor market firming
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods unexpectedly fell in September amid weak demand for computers and electronic products, which could temper expectations for an acceleration in business spending in the fourth quarter. Other data on Thursday showed a drop in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength and firming economic growth. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, fell 1.2 percent after three straight months of strong gains.
US goods orders dip in September with investment down
Volkswagen raises earnings outlook as it returns to profit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? Volkswagen raised its sales and earnings outlook Thursday after bouncing back to a profit of 2.34 billion euros ($2.55 billion) in the third quarter from a large loss a year earlier, when it took a big charge from its car emissions scandal.
China Communist Party declares Xi Jinping 'core' leader
China's ruling Communist Party declared its General Secretary Xi Jinping the "core" of its leadership on Thursday, elevating his already powerful status. A communique issued by top party leaders after a four-day meeting in Beijing called on all its members to "closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core", said the People's Daily, the party's official mouthpiece. The announcement followed a gathering of 400 top party leaders in Beijing for a meeting known as the Sixth Plenum to discuss changes to party structure and discipline.
Postal Service: Dog attacks on carrier halt mail deliveryWASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) ? The U.S. Postal Service says it's halting mail delivery to one block in western Pennsylvania because a carrier has repeatedly been attacked by a pit bull.
Russia says has nothing to do with strike on Syria school
Russia said Thursday it had nothing to do with air strikes on a school in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province that killed 22 children. "The Russian Federation has nothing to do with this terrible tragedy, with this attack," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, adding that Moscow demanded an immediate investigation. The raids hit a school and the surrounding area, killing 22 children and six teachers, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said.
Danish party urges Americans to vote with spinning Trump adCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) ? A Danish left-wing party is urging Americans to vote with a bus advertisement that features Donald Trump's eyes rolling along with the wheels.