General Motors beats earnings expectations, investor fears linger
GM's quarterly results zoomed past analysts' forecasts. The selloff hit other U.S. auto stocks on Tuesday, including Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. GM Chief Executive Mary Barra told analysts on Tuesday "we are working hard to make sure the core business is operating in a very disciplined fashion" while the company invests in future technology such as self-driving cars.
Russia says it extends moratorium on Aleppo air strikes
By Andrew Osborn and Lisa Barrington MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it would extend a moratorium on air strikes on Syria's Aleppo into a ninth day, but a monitor and a civil defense official said that rebel-held parts of the divided city had been struck in recent days. Defense ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said Russian and Syrian planes had not even approached, let alone bombed, the devastated city since last Tuesday when Russia suspended air strikes ahead of a pause in hostilities. Rudskoi said that meant Russian and Syrian planes would continue to stay out of a 10 km (6-mile) zone around Aleppo.
Mormons preach love for LGBT members, but no doctrinal shiftSALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? Mormon leaders are telling gay and lesbian members in a new website launched Tuesday that attraction to people of the same-sex isn't a sin or a measure of their faithfulness, but reminding them that acting on those feelings by having sex violates fundamental doctrinal beliefs that will not change.
IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa growth to slow to lowest in 20 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) ? The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region is likely to slow to its lowest point in more than 20 years, with average growth forecast at just 1.5 percent this year due to lower commodity prices and an unfriendly global economic environment.
Zoo: Gorilla's death drew attention, didn't hurt attendanceCINCINNATI (AP) ? The Cincinnati Zoo's director says the death of a gorilla that was shot when a 3-year-old boy got into its enclosure is still drawing attention but hasn't significantly affected attendance.
MP from May's party resigns after Heathrow decisionLONDON (Reuters) - Conservative lawmaker Zac Goldsmith, a vocal opponent of the expansion of Heathrow Airport, on Tuesday notified the government of his decision to resign from parliament, the finance ministry said in a statement. Goldsmith, who represents a constituency near the airport, had previously pledged to quit if Heathrow was given the go ahead to expand -- something which happened earlier on Tuesday. The resignation will prompt an election for his west London seat. Goldsmith, who unsuccessfully ran for London mayor earlier this year, is expected to run as an independent candidate. ...
May defies critics to back new $22 billion Heathrow runway
By Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain backed a $22 billion (18 billion pounds) expansion of London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, ending 25 years of indecision with an ambitious plan to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, defeated a proposal from smaller rival Gatwick to secure the first new full-length runway to be built near London in 70 years after environmental and political protests scuppered previous attempts. The long-awaited decision put Prime Minister Theresa May on a collision course with several senior politicians including her own foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and the plan is also likely to be challenged in the courts.
'Groundwork' being laid for 'isolation' of Raqa: US
The US-led coalition is "laying the groundwork" for the "isolation" of Raqa, the Islamic State group stronghold in Syria, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday. "We have already begun laying the groundwork for our partners to commence the isolation of Raqa," Carter said after meeting coalition defence ministers in Paris to discuss the aftermath of the planned capture of Mosul from IS in Iraq. Carter was among a dozen ministers from coalition members attending the talks, which come a week after Iraqi forces backed by Kurdish fighters launched a major operation to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-biggest city.
Maduro's opponents fan flames of Venezuela birther debate
Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) ? Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.